A Short Walk at Effie, 02-07-22

Around 8 o’clock I headed over to Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve for a walk. I hadn’t done any real walking since the day of my surgery, so I chose a place where the trails are all pretty flat and where I know where all f the benches are.

Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus

OMG, it was more difficult than I thought it would be. Because I haven’t been walking much at all, I learned very quickly, I had ZERO stamina. My pack felt too heavy, my camera felt too heavy, I could barely walk a few yards without feeling exhausted. I only managed to walk one loop.

Because I only did the one loop, and because I was too “aware” of my body’s limitations to really pay attention to everything around me, I didn’t see a whole lot: a few bird species, some Fox and Ground Squirrels, and a couple of deer. It was very disappointing… even though I know I have to work myself up to longer walks, and I managed to go for 90 minutes before I collapsed in the car.

CLICK HERE for the album of photos.

Species List:

  1. Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus
  2. California Ground Squirrel, Otospermophilus beecheyi
  3. California Quail, Callipepla californica [heard]
  4. California Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma californica
  5. Canada Goose, Branta canadensis [on golf course lawn]
  6. Columbian Black-Tailed Deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
  7. Eastern Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger
  8. Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla
  9. Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
  10. Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus
  11. Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura [flyover]
  12. Western Bluebird, Sialia Mexicana

Buy Me a Coffee!

Donate $5 to buy me a coffee so I have the fuel I need to keep exploring and bring more of nature to you. Thanks!