Monday, June 11, 2007

Snowy Egret Chick

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A snowy egret chick thinks real hard about the next branch, which he eventually jumped over to. Shot at Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, California.

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Egret Family

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Snowy Egret parents feed their chicks at the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, California.

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Armless Duck Wrestling

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While I was at the duck pond to see the egrets I noticed these three ducks going at it in the parking lot. One is a Mallard and I guess the other two are some domestic variety.

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Juvenile Black Crowned Night Herons

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Juvenile Black Crowned Night Herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) in their nests at the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, California. Being brown, the chicks were hard to spot at first, but it was easy to tell they were there because of all the clucking. Here's a still image of them at Flickr.

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Cliff Swallow Nests

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Cliff Swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) have built a number of nests at the Baylands Nature Preserve visitor center in Palo Alto, California.

Here's a still image of the nest on Flickr, and one of a baby who didn't make it.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Broken Legged Stilt

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When I first saw this Black Necked Stilt he had one knee bent forward, one bent backward and moved around by hopping around gingerly on one leg.
This was taken at the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, California in the marsh along San Francisco Bay. Here's a photograph of the bird on Flickr.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Streaming in Ten Seconds

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At the Lukens Lake trailhead water falls over a log and a new shoot grows next to a creek in a spot where snow has recently melted.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Taft Point In Ten Seconds


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Looking down from Taft Point to the floor of the Yosemite Valley, 3200 ft. below.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tweeting


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Twenty three seconds of birds chirping and water dancing in the sun in the reflecting pool at the Pulgas Water Temple on Cañada Road in San Mateo County.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Beached


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Elephant seals lounge on the beach at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. Music by subatomicglue.com. Photos by Jef Poskanzer and me.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Rattlesnake Wrestling



Yesterday was quite the day for reptiles. On my hike at Windy Hill I saw ten lizards and five snakes! There were two rattlesnakes, one normal looking garter snake, one garter snake with a red stripe on its belly (which I think is rare and endangered) plus another big snake which I mistook for a rattler at first but wound up not having rattles.

The most exciting, though was the show by these two rattlesnakes. Luckily I happened to notice them when I was 20 feet away and not as I was passing next to them. At first all I saw were two heads sticking out of the grass, swaying like they were in a snake charming act. Then they started wrestling and tumbled down on to the trail where I could see them better and take lots of pictures plus a short video.

I stuck around for 20 or 30 minutes watching them partly because it was so interesting and partly because they were blocking my way. They never moved more than a few feet from the trail though so I finally turned around and took a different route.

Rattlesnakes Rattlesnake Dance Shot of Rattles

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