On Monday John and I continued with our search of wilderness areas to explore. The above mentioned park is still in San Diego County astride the San Luis Rey River. It is quite a beautiful park, a valley surrounded by hills and mountains. It has a combination of natural vegetation types, including oak woodland, riparian, chaparral, and coastal sage scrub. Many bird species, including migratory birds are abundant here. I found one curious looking bird scratching on the ground. With a black head and neck he looked like a executioner with his black hood. I discovered later that the bird was a spotted towhee. I should have recognized him as I have met his cousin the eastern towhee back east at Walden Pond.