Enough of the pleasantries! Here are 4 photos....
First up, this male AMERICAN KESTREL was hovering overhead at Cosumnes River Preserve. Quite an attractive falcon, really:
Here's my checklist from that outing. The only thing flagged were 6 BLUE-WINGED TEAL; they're a fairly uncommon species around here.
At home, this "AUDUBON'S" YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER stayed put for a second:
I spun up to Colusa NWR for the 3rd time this fall hoping to chance into the continuing FALCATED DUCK. And for the 3rd time this fall, I failed (checklist here). On this latest visit, there were several WHITE-FACED IBIS around which is only the 4th time I've seen this species since I've been back from Alaska (they're much more common here in the warmer months):
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