Hooded Oriole – very early arrival 2-17-16

Hooded Oriole 2-17-16

Hooded Oriole 2-17-16

According to Phil Unitt’s San Diego County Bird Atlas (2004), Hooded Orioles begin to appear in early March.  The earliest recorded date is February 26.  In 2014 my date for this bird was February 24.

Turkey Vulture 2-14-16

Turkey Vulture 2-14-16

Merlin 2-14-16

Merlin 2-14-16

Rufous Hummer - another early bird - 2-1-16

Rufous Hummer – another early bird – 2-1-16

Red-Shouldered hawk at the swamp 2-3-16

Red-Shouldered hawk at the swamp 2-3-16

 Mummified house cat from ancient Egypt. Well behaved. Does not yowl of crap in the garden or chase birds.

Mummified house cat from ancient Egypt. Well behaved. Does not yowl, crap in the garden, throw up, or chase birds.