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Re: Madrona Marsh
In reply to steelhead3, Jan 28, 2013

Sony A77 + Sigma 150-500 w/ OS. Madrona Marsh, Torrance, CA.

Spotted an unusually light-colored female mallard this afternoon. I sent a photo to the director of the marsh, an expert birder, and we'll see what she says:



Light-colored female mallard.



A little closer view of the light-colored female mallard.

A few Cinnamon Teals have showed up. This one is just wacko territorial. Breeding season must be coming up:



Last year we had a Canada goose that flew into trees on a regular basis to look for bugs. I hope he's one of these birds. You don't know how jarring and then amusing it is to be walking around a see a big goose in the tree branches above you (especially with their reputation as giant poop machines).



I'm hoping one of these is the tree climbing goose.

Duck in the sun:



Duck in the sun. The female is barely visible against the tree trunk behind and to the left of the drake.

Back-lit White-crowned sparrow:



White-crowned Sparrow.

And finally, a nice close up of a Cassin's Kingbird:



Cassin's Kingbird.

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