Sharing a few Baja birds with you today.

Birded some of the west-side of the lagoons today.  Very quiet.  Judging from the amount of the trash left on the beach, there were a lot of people out here over the week-end (errrrh!!!).  How can people be like this.  I could hear some Yellowthroats in the brush ahead. The Common or the critically endangered Belding’s Yellowthroat (I hope).  I can’t tell them apart when they are just making their contact “buzzing” sound.  I see it!  Yes, a Belding’s.

Belding’s Yellowthroat

I’m walking along the edge of the brackish water watching a Reddish Egret chasing fish around.  It stops when it sees me and poses for a photograph.

Reddish Egret

I hear a splash and swing my camera to the right just in time to catch this Blue-winged Teal taking off making a bunch of noisy squawks.

Blue-winged Teal



 I lower the camera but up it comes again (this is work!) when I see a beautiful Cinnamon Teal.

Cinnamon Teal

Keeping an eye out for that sneaky bobcat that lives around here somewhere I follow a cattle trail into the brush.  Right away I get smacked in the face by a thorn bush and now I’m bleeding (can bobcats smell blood).  Ignoring the wound, I move in the direction of a raucous being create in the bushes ahead.  I see little birds so I pissssh a few times.  (remember? put your lips together and say pish–pisssh quietly)  Here comes a Gray Vireo to challenge me.   Its looking me all over to see where the bird that’s pisshing is, ignoring me all together.  The Vireo stays in the shadows but I take a pic and it turns out okay.

Gray Vireo

A ways behind but acting just as curious as the vireo is another bird that responds to pisshing.  An Orange-crowned Warbler.

Orange-crowned Warbler

The last bird for today is a Cassin’s Kingbird.  There are 4 or 6 of these birds hawking insects.  The weather is kind of hazy so the lighting isn’t real good today but it’s great being out and about.

Cassin’s Kingbird

Have a great day from Chris and Debbie and HAPPY BIRDING!!!


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