Birds of Madrona Marsh

Birds of Madrona Marsh in Torrance, California.

It’s a seasonal marsh, where the low-lying parts stay wet most of the year, but the rest dries out ever summer and floods during winter rains.

I spotted ducks, doves, geese, these black birds with bright red wings that sound like a smoke detector battery alert, this white bird that looked like it was fishing, plus dragonflies, a huge bee, and I heard (but didn’t see) frogs.

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Actually the croaking frogs might have been quacking ducks in the distance, now that I think about it.

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I think the white bird might be a snowy egret, and that red-winged black bird turns out to be… a red-winged blackbird. 😄

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_egret
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-winged_blackbird

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A real bird photobombed the boat ride view of LEGO construction. It held still for a while, and when it finally moved, one of the younger passengers exclaimed, “It’s real!”

A real bird photobombed the boat ride view of LEGO construction. It held still for a while, and when it finally moved, one of the younger passengers exclaimed, “It’s real!”

Photo taken at: LEGOLAND California

A real bird photobombed the boat ride view of LEGO construction. It held still for a while, and when it finally moved, one of the younger passengers exclaimed, “It’s real!”

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Canada geese at the marsh. Remarkably unconcerned with an unpredictable human child 15 feet away…

Canada geese at the marsh. Remarkably unconcerned with an unpredictable human child 15 feet away, but then they *are* geese.

#geese #birds #California #madronamarsh #Torrance

Photo taken at: Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center

Canada geese at the marsh. Remarkably unconcerned with an unpredictable human child 15 feet away, but then they *are* geese.

#geese #birds #California #madronamarsh #Torrance

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