We had our spots reserved well in advance and decided to add a couple of days of land birding while were there. At the beginning of the week the weather looked like it might have an effect on our trip, but since Saturday was the main event, the forecast was indicating that the storm will be moving out on Friday night. We had plans to bird all day on Friday so we departed on Thursday so we could be get in as much as we could. With the approaching storm on Thursday night, we made one stop along Kitchen Creek Road on the way into the mountains approaching San Diego. We quickly found out how the temps had dropped and the rain had started along with the wind. About the only thing of interest was seeing a 'coastal' Western Scrub-Jay. They look very different than the Western Scrub-Jays we have in Arizona.
Little Blue Heron, Immature