It's hot and dry in the North State (100+ degrees) and that's no exaggeration! Fortunately, there are a few permanent ponds at our local refuges to provide wildlife, well, refuge.
This juvenile Pied-billed Grebe was all by his (or her!) lonesome...
And you might remember the Cliff Swallow nest-building frenzy I talked about in May (read the post here). Well, the nests are still underneath the bridge on the auto tour, but that's not a swallow inside one of them!
Maybe this male House Sparrow is thinking about moving in. He'll have to redecorate a bit, and move in some furniture suitable for a bachelor pad, but it just might work.
There are plenty of egrets to see at the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge!
I could have watched them wading around and fishing all day long!
For more photos of birds found at the Colusa NWR, visit my birding blog Wings and Daydreams!