Just back from a multi-day trip to CA and SE OR. Del Norte Co left me speechless: Ferruginous Hawk, Tricolored Blackbird, Elegant Tern, Lapland & Chestnut-collared Longspurs, Short-eared Owl all within a short drive from Crescent City. Humboldt Co was somewhat underwhelming, but the number of shorebirds was impressive. I missed both the Cassin’s Sparrow and Worm-eating Warbler in Curry Co even though I was trying hard, but managed to get Tropical Kingbird and Clay-colored Sparrow.
This cutie Greater White-fronted Goose was sitting on the lawn of Boiler Bay mid afternoon and just didn’t want to move. It was walking around just fine later though.
This Ferruginous Hawk at the Alexandre Dairy was very antsy. He just didn’t want to have a camera pointed at it.