bird watching newport bay

it has been awhile since i made a
BIRD
WATCHING
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLISP!
trip taken with angela seo of the musical group referred to in the latin as xiu xiu-us fornicatus

white pelican
mallard
american widgeon
cinnamon teal
gadwall
sparrow hark
pigeon hawk
egret
american coot
american avocet
whimbrel
marbled godwit
short billed dowitcher
common snipe
california gull
mourning dove
anna’s hummingbird
belted king fisher
say’s phoebe
black phoebe (2 engaged in a radically violent turf war)
crow
raven
cactus wren (this was particularly beautiful)
mockingbird
red winged black bird
yellowthroat (maybe? something else perhaps, so tiny)
brown towhee
white crowned sparrow (one of my favorite bird of earth)

today, as there are everyday, there are about 100 green parrots freaking out in the tree across the street from my apartment.