Lesser Nighthawk and Yellow Headed Blackbird

Lesser Nighthawk ?

Lesser Nighthawk

Photographed a Lesser Nighthawk ? for the first time at San Jacinto Wildlife Area.

 

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Also at San Jacinto Wildlife today in second pond on the right as you enter the preserve.  These are far less common than the Red-winged Blackbird.

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

 

Blue Grosbeak at Mission Trails north of the Dam.

 

White-tailed Kite nest building

White-tailed Kite nest building

White-tailed Kite at Lake Hodges.

Cedar Waxwings and Hooded Oriole

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

 

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Shooting from a blind in my backyard I got these images of Cedar Waxwings and a Hooded Oriole.  The Waxwings land in our Mulberry tree in April when the berries are produced- a great opportunity to photograph them up close with a dramatic setting. The Oriole stops in the tree on the way to the hummingbird feeder with sugar water but doesn’t stay long- only a few seconds.

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole