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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Jackrabbit City at the Refuges

I got up around 6:00 am and headed out with Sergeant Margie to the Colusa and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuges.  It was a little chilly and clear in Sacramento, but in Willows and Colusa it was hazy and the overcast deepened as the day went on.  Got up to about 68°. I wanted to get […]

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Two Nature Refuges and 35+ Species in One Day!

The cough still lingers, and woke me up a couple of times during the night, so I wasn’t a well-rested as I would have liked to have been.  Still, I got myself up before 7:00 am and headed off with the dog to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  The weather seemed perfect for bird-watching and […]

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Pheasants and Other Birds on New Year’s Day

Happy New Year!  I slept right through whatever midnight madness happened outside of the house.  Marty said the neighbor’s shot off fireworks, but I didn’t hear them. Apparently, Sergeant Margie slept through the noise, too, which is just as well.  Fireworks freak him out in his old age. I headed out with him to the […]

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Mostly Eagles, But Some Other Critters, Too

I got up around 6:30 this morning, and turned on some lights in the kitchen and on the back porch so Waukegan could see well enough to use the doggie door and get outside.  Since I was up, I decided to stay up, and around 7:00 headed out with Sergeant Margie to the Sacramento National […]

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Lots of Birds and Deer at the Refuge on 12-19-15

Around 7:00 am I headed out with Sergeant Margie to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  I wasn’t sure I’d be able to see anything; it was overcast, drizzly and foggy in Sacramento.  But I was hoping to get some breaks in the storm by the time I got to Willows… and it seemed to work […]

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Saw the Bald Eagle at the Sac’to National Wildlife Refuge!

I got up around 7:00 this morning and headed up north with the dog to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  It was densely foggy between Woodland and Arbuckle and I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to see anything at the refuge, but the fog cleared (although it stayed overcast for most of […]

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