I birded San Elijo Lagoon in San Diego county on the 4th of July. It was muggy, and not too birdy, but I still got a nice walk in, and saw some beautiful birds and butterflies during my short walk.
Highlights included multiple Lorquin's admirals and a blue species I need to identify. Birdwise, I saw the expected least and forster's terns, as well as plenty of house finches, goldfinches, and both CA and spotted towhees. An osprey carrying a fish was a nice sighting, but was too far off for a decent photo, dang.
At my aunt and uncle's beautiful home in Del Mar, CA, where I spent my 4th of July, I saw a red-tailed hawk fly by at eye-level from their deck that overlooks a valley, straight out to the ocean! Ravens were also incredibly abundant, with their croaky calls.
I'll post photos if they turned out well when I return to Orange County - I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day!