The last two days have been getting to and resting up for the San Diego Birding Festival . . . which starts on tomorrow on February 22.
Yesterday we has an 8 hour drive from La Grange to San Diego . . . a trip through almond groves, towering mountains and big city traffic jams.
Today was spent resting up . . . sleeping late (room service); some jogging and strolls around the Mission Bay Marina.
Despite our non-birding activities . . . we still managed to stumble across eight first of the year birds and two lifers (the Nuttall’s Woodpecker and an Eared Grebe).Tomorrow we get back to serious birding . . . we’re hoping to get a handful of lifers.