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Little gray bird

I’m not absolutely sure of the ID on the small birds I spotted this morning near Lake Natoma, but it looks very much to me like a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. If so, I’m only sorry I didn’t get to see the bright red color; it’s visible on adult males when the bird is excited.

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Any number of things

Last Thursday, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge featured anything with numbers on it. I’d already posted my black and white images for the challenge, but I knew I might find plenty of numbers as I wandered around Denio’s market in Roseville on Saturday. And of course, the numbers seemed to jump out at me wherever I looked!

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Sunday morning hike

The temperature was perfect for hiking this morning, as I joined a few fellow nature lovers from FOLFAN (Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma) on a trek to Avery’s Pond and Miners Ravine on the North Fork of the American River. We were led by the group’s vice-president Linda McDonald. Even though I’ve done this hike a number of times […]

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More clouds, please!

I shot these pictures in the middle of October, which was the last time we saw overcast, cloudy skies in the area. The Big Guy has been disappointed at the lack of rain for its effect on the salmon run. And even though the nights are now getting decidedly chilly and most of the leaves have fallen off the sweetgum […]

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