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On my last day in California we went to the Yolo Bypass Bird Sanctuary. Hit the jackpot! I saw 7 new birds for my life list and a number of others. The photos are not great that I took, but I included some of the clearest ones below.

  • Short-eared owl
  • short ear owlNorthern Harrier

Northern Harrier

  • Black Phoebe

phoebe

phoebe (2)

  • White-Faced Ibis

Ibis best

  • Marsh Wren
  • White-tailed Kite

kite better

  • Northern Shoveler

Also saw:

  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret

snowy egret

  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Tundra Swan

tundra swan

  • American Coot
  • Mallards
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Pin-tail Duck
  • Black-necked Stilt

stilt best

I have photos of a couple of other birds I have not identified yet…will consult more books when I get home!

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