Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th, my ass.

     On the way to work I stopped at Chavez Ravine, down the road from Dodger Stadium (Goodbye Frank; don't let the door slap you on the ass). 

  Start walking north from the parking lot just north of the intersection of Academy Road and Stadium Way.  Keep walking north from the parking lot, staying on the 2 foot wide concrete drainage ditch.  The bird hangs out in the bare, leafless oak tree right here (where the blue balloon is on the Google map), the last tree before you get to the bathrooms a few hundred yards north of where you parked.

As you are leaving the parking lot, there is a traffic circle that is designed to help cars do a U-turn.  In the middle of this traffic circle there is a set of bushes that is very attractive to birds.  Multiple species of woodpeckers, sparrows, and warblers constantly flew in and out of these bushes. 
     On the way home, I stopped at Legg Lake, where I saw a male Wood Duck who was too far away to photograph, but missed the Tropical Kingbird, the male Eurasian Wigeon, the B&W Warbler, and of course, the D .B.Cooper of Icterids, the Rusty Blackbird.
I stepped in a lot of goose poop while searching among all of the Tricolored Blackbirds, Brewer's Blackbirds, and Great-tailed Grackles for that dang Rusty Blackbird—all to no avail. 

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