I called a few friends and we decided to meet up at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center and then explore a little more of the newly opened trail system.
Properly masked and distanced, of course.
It was a great walk. I felt so elated reaching parts of the lagoon that were heretofore unreachable for me.
We explored some inner areas and walked under the railroad trestle.
I had my walkaround lens rather than my serious cannon so there was a limit to what I would get photographically but I don't like carrying the heavy 400mm ƒ2.8 when I don't know how far I will be walking.
He was way out of range, even with my 600mm zoom.
Lots of shore birds of course as well.
The newly dredged lagoon's water looks much clearer than in the past. Place is much improved in every way.
I showed you a snowy egret before, here is the larger greater egret. It doesn't have the large puff of hair behind the head.
Saw many of my eponymous namesakes like this fellow here. It was a perfect morning, great weather. Everybody was enjoying the place, from hardcore birders to a flotilla of moms with strollers and babies and dogs in tow.
Hummers too but a bit out of range.
Don't yell at me if this one is misidentified, the birders noted it and they may have been talking about an entirely different bird.
End of report.