|Hooded Oriole, first-year male. Borrego Springs, California. March 22, 2015. Greg Gillson.|
First stop, the waste treatment ponds outside of Borrego Springs. [Map and site guide] Besides one pond there is some mesquite here and it is always quite birdy. Crissal Thrasher had been reported here a week or so earlier, singing away. I arrived at dawn. The only thrasher-like songs were those of half-a-dozen Northern Mockingbirds.
|Borrego Springs waste treatment ponds.|
|Female Costa's Hummingbird.|
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