0330 Laird ParkOur first stop was quite successful for owls, but completely unproductive for the rails we hoped to get here.
0500 del puerto canyon roadWe spent seven hours total driving up and down Del Puerto Canyon road, first in the dark and then in the light. We turned up some interesting birds before sunrise (especially Wild Turkey at Frank Raines park). The first light of the morning was lovely, but confusion about the details of the road's mile markers slowed us down a bit.
1200 patternson sewage pondsWe left the canyon in search of water and different habitats.
1232 pond near patterson sewage ponds1315 ceres sewage ponds