** Weekly Wildlife Thread, 05 April, 2009 **

Started Apr 5, 2009 | Discussions thread
vbnut Regular Member • Posts: 415
San Lorenzo River birds

One Saturday in mid-March, I got done early with my weekly games of beach volleyball. For some time, I had been wanting to check out the bike trails along the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz (to see if they are good for inline skating), so I grabbed my 40D, and 400/5.6 and headed out for a walk. It turned out be a good decision, even though I paid for it by almost being late for a family birthday celebration.

I saw a red-tailed hawk

  1. 1 sitting on the very top of a tree

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43914&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

  1. 2 the wind blowing through its feathers

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43916&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

  1. 3 until it flew away

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43918&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

On the way back on the other side of the river, I saw a great blue heron

  1. 4 standing down by the river

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43920&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

  1. 5 yawning

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43922&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

  1. 6 staring me down

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43924&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

  1. 7 showing off its comb-over hair style

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43932&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

Nearly back to the the ocean, I also saw

  1. 8 a Double-crested Cormorant

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43934&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

  1. 9 and cute little Bufflehead

http://photos.psc.homedns.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43938&g2_serialNumber=1.jpg

As always, comments and critique are welcome.

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