03/04/2023 Poppies and Breakfast

California Poppies

The Poppies are blooming around Lake Hodges and you know what that means? Spring time is just around the corner and the World Famous ….

02/28/2023 Lots of rain and lots of activity

Tree Swallow

… the water that usually fills up Lake Hodges at this time of year has had to be released downstream in order to complete much needed repair work on the dam, but as can be seen from the photos….

02/22/23 – Winter Weather & Robins

The last time San Diego had an invasion of robins close to this magnitude was in 1972. Go back another 10 years before that to find one even bigger. The former invasions that occurred every 2 to 5 years began

01/28/2023 Grebes season continues

Rushing Clark's Grebes

These were taken this morning with a group of photographers that had never

Visitors to the west side of the Lake

Great Egret

most of the birds that would normally be at the east end the Lake are now over by the west side. Conditions this week have been perfect for

Update after the recent rains

Grebes rushing in dirty water 1x1

for a week or 2 Lake Hodges will look like it was pulled directly from the set of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory….. Interestingly, the water quality doesn’t

Grebes Active This Morning

Parading Clark's Grebes

There was all sorts of interesting activity at the Lake this morning. These Clark’s Grebes were putting on quite the show. In between bursts of rushing they could be found parading around sporting their strangely wonderful head feathers that resemble black caps. Both Clark’s and Western Grebes were rushing around. Courtship is in full swing.  

Christmas Bird Count Results

White Pelicans 1x1

This is Citizen Science working at its best. There are several local groups including the

Dam Repair Update

Dam repair 1x1

How will the water level affect the wildlife on Lake Hodges?

This is a good question with no precise answer. From my observations

Grebe Nesting Colonies

Nesting Western Grebe

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