Yesterday one of the top birders posted a list of eleven birds that he had seen at Laguna Lake. This morning I set out to see how many of the eleven I could find. I was aware the drought had affected the lake level, but was not prepared for the painful reality. Laguna Lake was now a mere shadow if its former self.
The majority of the lake was dry. The above photo was taken from the edge of the former lake. For the moment there is a small area of water that supports a variety of water and shore birds. From the list of eleven species I spotted seven.