Ninja turtle

It’s not too surprising that a pond-dwelling turtle would be sunning himself on a log; but I never even noticed him sitting there until I looked at the image on my computer. If that’s not a ninja turtle, I don’t know what is! Advertisements

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Sacramento Bar birding

I didn’t go to Sacramento Bar yesterday to look for birds, but I found quite a few. The Great Blue Heron was a surprise — not because I didn’t expect him to be there, but because I couldn’t believe how close he let me get while I shot pictures. Eventually, he flew away, but he didn’t go far, as we […]

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For the birds

As I’ve mentioned before, the local hummingbirds have been a big draw for me on my morning walks, but there are plenty of other small birds which are active along the lake shore in the mornings. Some are easier to photograph than others; for example, the rufous-crowned sparrows are fairly common sights, and sometimes I’d almost swear they are showing […]

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Just humming along…

Photographing the hummingbirds at Lake Natoma is starting to become a bit of an addiction lately! It’s partly because I’m sure to find them hanging around the tree tobacco, and also because I know that in a few short months repair work is due to begin along this stretch of the bike trail, and this perfect hummer habitat will cease […]

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