Bolsa Chica and Orange Co, Ca wildlife areas

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

 

 

On Tues I went to Bolsa Chica and photographed a pair of Belted Kingfishers flying from branch to branch and fishing in the lagoon just south of the hill with the Palm Trees. They are extremely fast and do not light on a branch for more than a few seconds so you have to be ready. Nearby was a Reddish Egret also fishing in the mud flats and “dancing” around looking for food. The bridge near the Palm Trees with a large spillway pipe is a good spot to see Common Terns at eye level and only a few feet away.

 

Kingfisher Landing

Kingfisher Landing

 

kingfisher in flight

kingfisher in flight

 

Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 

Common Tern

Common Tern

 

Western Gull eating starfish at  Laguna Beach tidepool.

 

Western Gull eating starfish

Western Gull eating starfish