26 February 2012

Elk Grove ramblings

Not much happening here in Elk Grove today.  Woke up to the songs of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS outside though.  As I snuck out onto the patio and looked down I spotted the small flock:

Also down low was this BUSHTIT:

I strolled south to the local lake to see what was on it.  The one overlook yielded:

70 Ruddy Duck
22 Bufflehead
2 Mallard
1 Lesser Scaup
8 Common Goldeneye
35 American Coot

Here is a male COMMON GOLDENEYE:

Not bird related are these two pics from the Instagram app: