Yeah so I need to get to other birding locales more often…. Not too much afoot at the baylands today, mostly the usual waders. There were a couple of female NORTHERN SHOVELERS in the slough, but I didn’t see any males.
Not very much afoot today. Charleston Slough was very quiet, probably in part due to trail rebuilding going on between the viewing platform and Shoreline Lake, but the resident Burrowing Owl family was out and about, making the day. Three young ‘uns were out of the north-east burrow, with two others in the grass and an adult between the path and the road.
I’ve not been out birding in a good many weeks, having been busy with other stuff and getting caught up on photo editing, but I found a couple of hours today after work to swing by the Baylands to see what’s there right now.
I dropped by the baylands on the way home for a couple of hours to see what was afoot, or awing as it were. Nothing too exciting, but lots of the usual variety, and myriad egret chicks.
Sebby & I did our annual walk in the Bradley Grove in Calaveras Big Trees State Park near my family’s cabin, and had a great time, just like last year. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite wildflower walks anywhere!
Verrry good wildflowering & OK birding around the Limantour area of Point Reyes this weekend! Although we were late for the Irises, a few stragglers remained. We didn’t see anything new-to-us, but it was neat to see twinberry in fruit, as we’d only seen it in flower previously (at the nearby Drake’s Estero area of Point Reyes, in fact!).
We saw but a modest number of birds. The highlight was definitely a GREAT HORNED OWL and fledging OWLET, but there was a good variety of the usual suspects throughout our hike.
S & I dropped by the Palo Alto Baylands for an hour today amid some peninsula-based errands we were running. Due to the heat and somewhat early hour (4:30pm), there wasn’t very much afoot.
Another nice late afternoon found me at the Palo Alto Baylands again, this time with plenty of light for a change! I didn’t see anything exotic, but it was fun to watch the Herons & Egrets doing their nesting activities.
The endless succession of storms broke today, and there was actually a fair bit of sun, so I returned to yesterday’s birding locations to see if I could get better-lit photographs
Our uncharacteristically wet weather took a break, and I took my new camera to Golden Gate Park, Sutro Heights, and Sutro Baths to see if any birds were also enjoying the respite.