Browsing tag:

bird-watching


Rancho Los Cerritos’ February Bird Walk is this Thursday, February 14th, from 8-9:30 a.m. (weather-permitting). Mating season is coming, and we already see pairs of birds spending time together. Bird walkers also might see migrant birds steal our fruit, fortifying themselves for their northward trek. Another bird visitors might see is the California Scrub Jay.[…]

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Bird-watchers saw a gorgeous “Harlan’s” subspecies of red-tailed hawk on our November count at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, California. Originally thought to be a Zone-tailed hawk, the bird was later identified by Kimball Garrett, Ornithology Collections Manager at the  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (and the final word on bird ID)[…]

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Cedar Waxwing Long Beach

Recently, friend of the Rancho Jerry Millett captured a wonderful photo of one of one of the museum’s winged visitors. These handsome, gregarious birds migrate to Southern California — and our Long Beach garden — timing their journey to the ripening of their preferred food source, berries. While they will consume insects, these birds are[…]

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