|Dawn at Lake Henshaw, California. December 28, 2015. Greg Gillson.|
The lake sits in a grassland valley, surrounded by mountains. It reminds me of Joseph, Oregon, which sits among the Blue Mountains at the Idaho/Washington border--dry, rocky pastures with scattered cattle. I have to remind myself that it would be fruitless to look for northern rare winter birds like Tree Sparrows, Bohemian Waxwings, and Snowy Owls. It may look like Idaho, but it's not.
We arrived in early afternoon and I walked the shoreline taking photos, which I present below. We departed for Borrego Springs soon after sunrise. So we didn't stay long. We'll have to come back again sometime.
|Great Blue Heron|