Season Greetings from the Delta....

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CalNature
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Season Greetings from the Delta....
Dec 24, 2013

Sandhill Cranes using the 90-250!

Stew Volt
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In reply to CalNature, Dec 24, 2013

I love the pairing in #2. Where in the Delta, which Delta?

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The California Delta, southwest of Sacramento.

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Great pictures.

Have a great safe festive season.

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In reply to CalNature, Dec 24, 2013

A nice set of what would be spring images here!

Happy Holidays!

Andrew

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In reply to CalNature, Dec 24, 2013

Nice! You and the E-M1 seem to be getting along splendidly. Officially jealous of the lens.

Need to drag the kid down to the Cosumnes Reserve over the holidays. Fog certainly isn't an issue this year.

Cheers,

Rick

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In reply to CalNature, Dec 24, 2013

Great pix, Jeff.  You're making that E-M1 put out some great results.  Season's Greetings;  Rich

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In reply to Stew Volt, Dec 27, 2013

Exactly where (more or less)? Am just curious...I live on a boat in San Rafael, can see out my windows the deepwater ships transit from San Pablo Bay to SF Bay. Stupid me, I didn't know we had Sandhill Cranes here, so am just wondering where I should go to see 'em?

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Stew Volt wrote:

so am just wondering where I should go to see 'em?

start with this page: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/delta/cranetour/

At the bottom is a list of places you can go to see the cranes around the Lodi area. Also take a look at the sandhill viewing guide pdf on this page: http://www.cosumnes.org/activities/

My favorite place is Staten Island, as described on the pdf.  The cranes congregate in the water at night but leave around sunrise to go forage in the fields (you can still see them but they are scattered).  They return by the thousands at sunset to the water fields.  It is amazing sight (and sound as they are really loud) and I'm usually the only one there, freezing in the dark.  Usually there are lots of ducks and swans and other birds, too.

These photos are really nice - usually day time photos are too far away and have too much sun glare. These don't have either problem so very well done!  Better than anything I have managed.

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Re: Season Greetings from the Delta....
In reply to Stew Volt, Dec 27, 2013

There are several good places all within 10-15 miles of one another: Staten Island, Cosumnes Preserve, and the Woodbridge Rd. area.  Good luck...well worth the visit!  Jeff

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A few more (what the heck!) from this morning:
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GBH

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In reply to CalNature, Dec 27, 2013

Thank you, Roberto and Jeff, for the information!

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