Actually, just an OK Great Egret (Ardea alba). Still, it looked mah-vel-us in flight.
From a short but lovely hike today in Briones Regional Park. There were 4 Kites hunting in a very small area.
Red-tailed hawks were in abundance during a visit to the San Luis Wildlife refuge. It seemed as if they were around every corner. Most looked to be juveniles perhaps in their first year.
During our visit to the San Luis Refuges, we noticed an abundance of raptors. I read that there is an explosion of voles and mice because of the cool summer that allowed grasses to linger longer. More voles and mice … Continue reading
Last evening while a good friend and I were in the John Muir National Historic Site for a glimpse of the full moon rising over Mt. Diablo, we met up with a Park Ranger who was going to lead a … Continue reading
I took a short, hot hike in a new-to-me part of Mt. Diablo State Park called Macedo Ranch. It was near mid-day, a terrible time to take photographs, but I wanted to see if some changes I had made to … Continue reading
I was on a gorgeous bike ride Saturday from Sunol to the Calaveras Reservoir and back when I passed a man with a spotting scope. I took a look in the direction it was pointed and saw what appeared to … Continue reading
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + EF500mm f/4L IS USM, 1/400 @ f/11 A White Crowned Sparrow (Zonotricha leucophrys) seen during a morning walk at The Sea Ranch.
JCK_100317_0298 uploaded by admin. Canon EOS 5D Mark II+EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM – f/2.8@1/500 Hummingbirds are really a challenge. I’m going to try to be up to it.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/60@f/8
Canon PowerShot S3 IS + 6.0-72.0 mm, 1/800@f/3.5 There is a large gaggle of Canada Geese that make the long migration from AT&T to Chevron (nearly a half mile) several times a day. They stop and rest as it’s such … Continue reading
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 80-400mm, 1/400 @ f/5.6 A docent once identified a bird for me as an “LBJ”. When I asked, she said that meant “little brown job”. This LBJ is actually grey & black and is … Continue reading