A eclectic collection of birds seen in the past couple of months.
The bald eagles have returned to Lake Natoma and are now working on restoring the nest they’ve used for the last four years! I made a quick visit to the nest site this morning and was lucky enough to get some photos of the two of them working together to arrange the sticks they’ve collected.
More dog memories… We probably should have seen it coming, but we were still surprised when we wound up with a house full of puppies in July 1995. Gabby was a great mother, but feeding ten very hungry little mouths took a lot out of her; you can see that her coat wasn’t looking too good in this photo: Their […]
There’s far too much yellow star thistle growing along the American River bike trail. While the flowers may look pretty, these plants have some fearsome spikes — it’s definitely no fun getting these stuck into your socks! Sadly, it’s nearly impossible to completely eradicate such invasive species. And since the bumblebees apparently seem to love them, it’s probably a losing […]
I noticed that the BBC recently issued a “Last Normal Photo” challenge and are now sharing some of the results, so I decided to take a look back at my own images. These are some of the last photos I shot before we went into lockdown in mid March 2020. Nothing ominous here!
Spring flowers come in many different amazing shapes as well as colors. For example, when I first noticed this plant (below) in a neighborhood front yard, it was the yellow flowers that initially caught my eye. Then I realized there was a lot more going on here than just small yellow flowers. I’d never seen a plant like this before; […]
For a long time, I was purposely avoiding shooting photos of ducks and geese with their tails in the air. Still, after a fragment of poetry from my childhood began running through my head, I decided to start looking for photo ops like the one above. Someone must have let it slip to the birds, though, because they suddenly seem […]