Eagles, Ravens and More, 01-28-19

I wanted to get up a little early today so I could head out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge… The drive to the refuge is a long one: 2 hours there, 2 hours back, and about 4 hours of driving around the auto tour route. That’s a LOT of car time, sitting in a […]

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Not Many Good Photos Today, 12-02-18

I got up around 6:30 this morning, and decided I’d try going out to the Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges. It’s a long drive and I wasn’t sure how Wilson (my tumor)  would react to sitting in a vibrating thing, accelerating and decelerating for hours at a time. I tried going without any pain […]

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Eagles of Varying Ages, 12-30-17

I packed up a tin of dog food and a lunch for me, and we headed out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge to do some birding. I was hoping to see a Bald Eagle or two… and ended up seeing about SEVEN of them, all different ages from juveniles that looked like they were […]

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Bitterns and Otters Made My #OptOutside Day, 11-24-17

I got up with the dog around 5:30 am and we immediately headed out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  This is #OptOutside day; rather than doing Black Friday shopping, I’m spending the day outdoors. It was around 50º when we left the house and 61º when we got back home in the afternoon. It […]

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Mostly Jackrabbits, Marsh Wrens and an Eagle

I was feeling pretty burnt out, so I took a mental health day today, and went over to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge with Sergeant Margie. It’s supposed to rain all weekend, so I was hoping it would be nice today… and it was.  It was in the 40’s when I got there and about […]

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Birds and Racoons on Saturday

I got up around 7:00 this morning and headed out with Sergeant Margie to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  It was overcast and rainy, so I wasn’t expecting to see a lot, but I wanted to get out anyway. The drive was uneventful, and I got to preserve in about 90 minutes (which is par). […]

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Thursday at the Sac’to National Wildlife Preserve

Vacation Day 13. I got up around 7:30 am this morning and headed out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Preserve.  My ankle is better, but I still didn’t think I could do much walking on it, so I went to this preserve to get my nature fix because it has an auto tour route…  The […]

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Day 3 of the Great Backyard Bird Count

I was up and out of the house with the dog by about 7:00 this morning, and we drove over to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  This was a “free” day because of the President’s Day holiday this weekend.  I did the auto-tour first and then the dog and I walked the middle loop of […]

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Lots of Geese, Raptors and Meadowlarks at the Refuge

I headed out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. I had signed up to take a tram tour in the afternoon, but then I found out that the tram doesn’t cover any area that isn’t covered by the regular auto tour, so I went in earlier and just drove the circuit myself. I was hoping […]

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