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Friday, October 24, 2014

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

23 October 2014

Driving back an forth to Huntington Beach which we prefer to the beach at Seal Beach, we pass an entrance to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve so we decided to stop and do the hike up to the WW II Battery 155 and to photograph the pelicans, herons and egrets. The hike is around a 1.5 mile around the wetlands. No dogs or bikes permitted.
Starting Our Hike

Overall View of Wetlands

Brief History

More Signage

Bolsa Chica is part of an historic Mexican land grant and means Little Bag. The earliest peoples were native Indians dating back over 8,000 years. Over 321 migratory birds have been sighted here in the last decade. Over 30,000 people visit here annually and it is a popular hiking, photography and bird watching area. Be aware that the reserve is also home to several types of snakes from king to rattlers. The area has met with controversy over the years for development of homes and a marina. Fortunately most of the wetlands was preserved.
Spotted a Fish

Pelican in Flight

Egret in Flight

View of Wetlands from Battery

Blue Heron

Pelican Resting

Note Housing and Oil Wells in Background

Skipping Pelican
Snake Signage

Enjoying the Hike

Battery 155


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