Tennessee Valley hike (Marin)

For our first hike of the year, Sarah & I went north to Tennessee Valley.  The parking lot was absolutely packed on this, the first sunny day after a spell of rain, but we were lucky enough to snare a spot near the actual trailhead – there were cars parked a half-mile-plus along the side of the road!

Palo Alto Baylands

Yesterday was gorgeous, so I swung by the baylands again on my way home from work.  There were mostly the usual suspects albeit a lot of them, but a female red-breasted merganser was a first for me.  Too bad she was alone, as I”d have liked to have seen a breeding plumage drake.