Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Blue Grosbeaks at Lake Hodges

Here are some spring photos of Blue Grosbeaks from Lake Hodges. They arrive in San Diego County in mid-April. By the first of September they are already hard to find as they migrate south for the winter.

 They like damp grassy river bottoms with scattered trees. Thus they are quite restricted in habitat. One usually has to make special effort to find them in southern California. These were near the footbridge along Interstate 15.

Blue Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak. Lake Hodges, California. April 26, 2017. Greg Gillson.
Blue Grosbeak
female Blue Grosbeak
Female Blue Grosbeak