Three of my favorite images from November 2016. Every year, every season has its own signature look, never quite duplicated ever again.
It was chilly at 7:15 this morning as I started hiking along the American River just downstream from Sunrise Boulevard. The sun wasn’t up yet, and there was nobody else around to appreciate the wispy fog hanging over the water — it was just me and the mallards, and a flock of Canada honkers passing overhead.
Mallards are a common sight at Lake Natoma, but I always enjoy spotting the busy females — especially in the morning when there aren’t so many people about. At that peaceful time of day, a duck might take a break from her search for food near the Negro Bar launch ramp and won’t get too bothered by a kayak or […]
Bike traffic on this section of the bike trail has decreased dramatically since the rock slides officially closed it down; on the other hand, there’s plenty of goose traffic.
Here is an event, held in late January, I’d love to experience for myself some day. I’m lucky to live along the Pacific flyway, a major migration route for all sorts of bird species, and although we do get our fair share of many types of waterfowl at Lake Natoma, it’s nothing compared to the birds to be seen in […]
Black-crested night heron