These last few weeks everyone else was finding rare grassland birds (like Red-throated Pipits and Longspurs) at the Fiesta Island Dog Run area on Mission Bay. I visited one day and managed a couple of pics of common open-country birds as consolation prizes. Unfortunately, even though the rare birds have been present for weeks, I haven't had an opportunity to go back and try again.
Horned Lark. Mission Bay, California. October 5, 2015. Greg Gillson.