~ These Western Gulls were photographed above the ocean at Montana de Oro State Park in Morro Bay, California. It was a foggy morning, as shown by the gray water below the high bluffs.
Ross's Goose ~ This Ross's Goose was grazing on the grass with a group of Canada Geese at the Los Angeles Arboretum.
This American Bittern was spotted and photographed at a wetlands area near the Salton Sea. It was in its characteristic pose, head raised, attempting to blend in with the surrounding rushes. Its striated markings make for good camouflage, so I was glad I'd spotted him.