At Dee Zeller's feeders near his trailer at the entrance to Big Morongo, March 3 2012. These are my friends and birding partners Jose Sandoval, on the left, and David Ellsworth. Along with me and Johnny Astorga we constitute the San Pedro Kingbirders, a self-named birding group here in San Pedro (the Port of Los Angeles). Jose is 15 years old and already making a name for himself in local birding circles; David is a technical whiz and extremely knowledgeable in bird songs and sounds. He's often seen around town here toting a parabolic dish which enables him to augment his bird ID abilities -- without even seeing the bird in question.
From Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, CA, Birds 2008-2013