The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Needs to have the letter “K” anywhere in the word. I had already made up a list of potential words to use in my entry this week, but this morning on my walk I saw so many birds with “K” in their names I had to go in that direction […]
A collection of local birds I’ve seen in the past few weeks.
Ducks and geese are not the only birds who like to hang around the water at Lake Natoma!
Northern Mockingbirds sing all through the day, and often into the night. Most nocturnal singers are unmated males, which sing more than mated males during the day, too. Nighttime singing is more common during the full moon — All About Birds
I started out the new year with a wonderful First Day Hike on Lake Natoma, led by FOLFAN. We met up at the Willow Creek Recreation Area at 8 AM; luckily the weather was perfect — cool but too cold, with the sun making an appearance by mid morning. Here are a few photos of the area around our starting […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week (and great minds think alike!).
I had never realized there were so many different variations of Red-Tailed Hawks until I tried to confirm that the bird above was, indeed, a red-tail. Yes, it has a red tail, but its dark brown head and dusky underbelly mark it as an “adult light morph” or Northern Red-tailed Hawk. I was quite happy to see this bird, since […]