Blue Herons Year-round
In addition to fish, frogs and lizards, they love moles and gophers for breakfast. See below, a heron striking down a gopher or mole burrow with its beak!
Pelicans pass through in the Spring and Fall
Brilliant white with black wing-tips this was one of many flocks that we saw in mid-March 2011. The floodgates visible in the background are about 3-1/2 miles across the lake!
Can you identify this little guy?
This picture was taken in January 2011. These guys love safflower seeds, which squirrels hate!
A new nest - who is moving in?
12 Feb 2012 - A new nest has been started and this morning three different species showed up acting like they were "house-hunting". I wonder if they can get a mortgage before fall? Click here to see each of the prospects.