I participated in a half day birding trip in Los Gatos Creek on Valentains day. It was a beautiful sunny day, and birds were singing all over.
It has a pale throat, so probably a first winter female.
Belted King fisher
It has a blue and a chestnut band, so I believe it is an adult female.
There were many snipes, but I wouldn’t have found them without my fellow birders. They blend into the mud and rocks so well.
Here is the photo of snipe flying.
They blend into rocks, too. How many Killdeers are in this photo?
Bufflehead (Adult Male, Breeding)
Scaup (Adult Male, Breeding)–I think it is a Lesser Scaup.
Northern Mockingbird: This one was singing so loud!
Pine Siskin & American Gold Finch?
What is this? American Robin
Double-creasted Cormorant (Adult nonbreeding) & Escaped Swan