Sunday, April 21, 2019

A Beautiful Easter Weekend

It's been a while since I went to the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. I couldn't ask for nicer weather for my visit. Here are some shots of the birds that I saw on my return visit to the Garden on the Beautiful Easter Weekend of 2019.

My first bird subject was a Pacific-slope Flycatcher.
Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Empidonax difficilis  measures 5.5 inches with a wingspan of 8 inches.

A Black-headed Grosbeak makes an appearance.
Black-headed Grosbeak,  Pheucticus melanocephalus  measures 8.25 inches long with a wingspan of 12.5 inches. 

I didn't have to take a step to spot a Western Tanager. This beautiful male came flying in to the same area.
Western Tanager,  Piranga ludoviciana  measures 7.25 inches long with a wingspan of 11.5 inches.

 Walked over to the lily pond. Bright and cheerful.
 Another was in bloom but slightly less colorful.
 Water beads on the surface of a lotus leaf.

Anna's Hummingbird.

Probably a female or young male Allen's Hummingbird.

Have a  Happy Easter Everyone!