Monday, April 12, 2010

Lost Lake - San Joaquin River; Fresno County

March 20, 2010.

While in the Fresno, California area... I spent some time birding along the San Joaquin River in the Lost Lake Recreation Area, just below Millerton Lake and Friant Dam. The river moves very slowly here, and there is plenty of easy access to the shore.

Wood Ducks (male & female)

Common Merganser (female)

Snowy Egret along San Joaquin River

In addition to the San Joaquin River wildlife, the area also offers excellent habitat for song birds and forest birds. I was able to photograph a TREE SWALLOWS near their nest in a dead tree... which provided a great opportunity to get this flight shot.

Tree Swallow taking off in flight

Black Phoebe