Salton Sea Birds

Today Kongo embarked upon a trip around the Salton Sea to look for birds and anything else that might be there.  It’s migration season and the monkey wasn’t disappointed.  It turns out that the Salton Sea is a major layover on the Pacific Flyway for annual bird migrations and has the most diverse bird population on the West Coast with over 400 identified species throughout the year.

Waiting for Egrets

This idyllic little stretch of water just above the Old Mission Dam in San Diego is a perfect place for Snowy Egrets.  Kongo has seen many of them here and they rank way up there in the monkey’s list of favorite birds.  The only thing missing is the bird.  Kongo made a trip to this spot near his house in the late afternoon to catch the light and find an Egret.  Or a Great Heron which he’s also spotted here before.  Not today.  He waited until the parking lot gate was about to close and packed it in.  Cocktail hour…