I believe I can fly

I carried my camera on a 5-mile hike the other morning and hadn’t seen anything I felt like shooting. It seemed like one of those dull summer days. Then, just as I was almost home, I came upon this guy standing in the weeds next to the Negro Bar parking lot, jumping up and down and flapping his wings. He […]

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Eagle eyes

About a month ago I posted a couple of photos which I took while hiking the Rollingwood Bluffs. A pair of bald eagles chose to build a nest in one of the trees above Lake Natoma, and it’s sort of a big deal around here. This is in an area where I frequently walk, so I’ve actually had one or two […]

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California Woodpeckers

Every now and again I’ll spot a woodpecker around here, usually high up on a tree happily drilling away. I’ve been frustrated by my inability to photograph one of these gorgeous birds; but last week I finally got lucky. I had to refer to my Field Guide to Western Birds, but I’m pretty sure these are a couple of male […]

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Proud as a…

When visiting the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, you’ll soon discover that pea fowl — mostly the males — are in charge of running the place and spend all their time proudly walking inspection throughout the park. One may escort you patiently along the path… or help keep you from inadvertently dropping off to sleep with its raucous and penetrating calls. Be sure […]

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Crossing Lake Natoma

I’m not the only one who enjoys hanging out near Lake Natoma’s three bridges in the mornings. My first image was taken while standing on the 1893 pedestrian bridge, looking downstream. The second image is from the same bridge, looking upstream. And my final image was taken below the newest bridge, the Lake Natoma Crossing — if you look carefully […]

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