Vic and I drove to the nearby San Jacinto Wildlife Area near Hemet and Moreno Valley on Sunday. There have been reports of a rare gyrfalcon there this winter. The bird is definitely there, but it has eluded us so far. We’ve tried twice with no luck. Others have gone eight times and also not seen it. However, it is a good place to photograph other bird species. Here are a few shots from our Sunday trip.
This shot looking east shows snow on Mt. San Gorgonio. Palm Springs is on the other side of the mountains just to the right of the mountain range shown in this photo. The fog lifted, but the gyrfalcon remained out of our sight. We left for a lunch of Mexican food nearby in Moreno Valley.