The Prairie Falcon flying off a power poll. A Belted Kingfisher making my record shot ofPigeon the Bolsa Chica Reddish Egret much more interesting.  A Surf Scoter. And, of course, the Rock Pigeon, Common Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, whatever the heck you want to call it. How about Pigeon? Anyway, these are, as my sadly unclever title implies, my favorite unused pics from my trip to California back in January. Simply put, I birded too much there and this is the result: a bunch of pictures without a blog post to call home until now. Poor me.  And even more poor me that Charlie went and got better pictures of some of these birds and got them posted before I did.  Now that’s just not fair…

Prairie Falcon

Prairie Falcon

Reddish Egret and Belted Kingfisher and a bunch o’ shorebirds

Reddish Egret, Belted Kingfisher, and a whole bunch o’ shorebirds

Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

 

hybrid EurasianXAmerican Wigeon

hybrid wigeon

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.