The photo exhibit is almost here, so I made the trip to Marshlands Conservancy. The 600mm lens had to stay in the car because it is too heavy and bulky to carry around. But I really needed it. I may give it a try during my next visit.
Great horned owl just watching all the visitors to Marshlands
Great white egret
We saw no less than three monarch butterflies, yippee!!
Snowy egret pretending to be a great white egret
Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge, the Alviso part, is heaven for birds. Thankfully, the fog burned off just as I got there. Unfortunately, they forgot to unlock the gate on the last day of my visit and I didn’t have time to walk to the Alviso Slough. Had to make do with the Alviso Marina County Park.
American white pelican in flight. The pelicans were everywhere.
Alviso is famous for its black necked stilts.
Black necked stilt up close and personal
Alviso is also famous for the clapper rail.
Black crowned night heron I do believe
And perched opposite the night heron was this mystery raptor. The sun was coming up behind the birds.
I couldn’t resist another sparrow picture, especially against the lines in the boardwalk, railing and grass
Not a bird, but quite friendly and itchy
I see these guys ALL the time, just wanted to give a different view.
Young great blue heron at Oglevie’s Pond
Young wood ducks at Oglevie’s Pond
Young osprey at Edith Read Sanctuary
Sparrows in my back yard having a conversation. It is most likely the same conversation they have every day at the feeder.
This guy has been working on this web for days. The spider uses my umbrella, herb pots and pergola posts as anchors. I usually destroy it when I gather my herbs or go down the deck steps.