Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Huntington Central Park

This multi-function park includes a large equestrian facility, sports fields, off-leash dog exercise area, a couple of large lakes, a nature reserve and miles of paved paths through landscaped gardens and natural woodland. Located along the Pacific Flyway, an overhead highway for migrating birds, Huntington Central Park is known as a 'vagrant trap' by local birders.

The shady paths were a welcome change from the sun-baked wetlands, but the birds stayed high in the trees making photography (and sometimes identification) difficult. I saw different vireos and warblers but could only name those that ventured into camera range.

Bird List:

House Wren (Pictured Above)
Black Phoebe
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
House Finch
Gray Vireo
House Wren
American Kestrel
Nutmeg Manniken
Song Sparrow
American Crow

1 comment:

  1. There is cool surf at Huntington Pier, dood.

    Git on your board and get out there.. :)