Today was the second ornithology lab, this time to some familiar stomping grounds, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. I was a little worried last night, as the wind was rattling my windowpanes and scratching tree branches past the walls of the apartment. This morning however, the wind seemed to have died down enough to allow us some good birding.
The ponds were pretty birdy, with cinnamon, green-wing, and one potential blue-wing teal. There were bunches of swallows, tree, barn, and even a few northern rough-winged swallows. As far as raptors go, we had a very cooperative Cooper's hawk, a female northern harrier, and a red-tailed hawk.