It's one of those places that have previously worked on donations but they've just recently changed that and are now charging admission. See, if people just made donations it would have been cheaper. Now you've got to pay. I watched many people just walk by that little donation box like they didn't see it.
You can click on any of these photos for a larger view. I would suggest clicking on the bird below or you'll miss the beak full of worms! I didn't realize I captured that until I edited the photo.
It's not that I don't like Rancho Santa Ana, I do. It's just that when I go I'm never sure what kind of photos I'm going to come out with - no guaranteed flowers, no guaranteed birds, not much water. I've never come out empty and it's always a very good walk.
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