Bewick’s Wren

When I heard a small critter scuttling around inside this dead log at Negro Bar State Park, I just assumed it was a squirrel. But instead, out popped this busy little Bewick’s Wren. Luckily, it paused in its labors just long enough for me to shoot a few pictures. Nimble and acrobatic, Bewick’s Wrens often hang upside down as they […]

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Bird in the window

I’m not sure why I haven’t shared these before; maybe it’s because I took them with my phone rather than my regular camera. This red-winged blackbird showed up in the window of my in-laws’ cottage at Clearlake, back in May. We tried to figure out what he was up to — puffing himself up and preening for several minutes, then […]

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The zoo, anew

I was waiting for a cooler, at least partly cloudy day to go back to the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, hoping that the animals might be more active. I still haven’t managed to find the “perfect” time to see everybody awake and viewable, but I guess that’s a good reason to keep going back! Also, I was pleased to find that […]

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