Sunday, May 9, 2010
The Turri Road Ponds are located at the corner of South Bay Blvd. and Turri Road, Los Osos. High tides bring water into the ponds. When in the area it always pays to check them out. This morning in the first pond were 6 Greater Yellowleg, a Willet, pair of Mallards, and 2 Killdeer. In the next pond were a pair of Black-necked Stilts. Their glossy black bill and back contrast sharply with white underparts and their long, spindly pink legs. It is a real treat that they were so readily viewable. In the pond next to them was a cluster of 4 feeding Snowy Egrets. Across the road a Calif. Thrasher and a Spotted Towhee where singing.