Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Huntington Beach, July 25, 2016

Lots of beautiful creatures out and about!  Birds are so quietly resilient and I applaud them for their ability to endure even in the most developed places.  We do such a good job destroying birds' habitats and polluting and just generally threatening their wellbeing, and yet they are somehow still here.  Go birds!  In the order you see them below, we have an American kestrel, great egret, great blue heron, a gorgeous osprey with half a fish, a very tiny and very cute merlin, and a clapper rail.  Remember to be nice to birds today!