For the first time in a while I went birding at Coyote Hills in Fremont. It’s hard to bird here in early winter, as it gets dark early, and I don’t like to pay the $5 entrance fee if I can’t be there for at least an hour or two!
I squoze out some time for another walk at the baylands today. I didn’t see anything particularly unusual, but did meet some nice fellow birders and photographers.
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.
Sarah & I stopped by the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge on our way home from Portland yesterday for a quick trip on the driving loop, as a nasty storm had just broken and we were hoping the birdies would be out shaking out their feathers.
After entirely too long, I managed to find a little time to go for a bird walk at the baylands after work yesterday. Mostly the usual suspects, but there’s a good variety of winter ducks there now.