The Universe Played Keep-Away, But I Still Got Photos, 05-12-17

DAY 7 OF MY VACATION. I go up around 5:00 this morning and headed out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge again.  It was another beautiful day as far as the weather went: 48º when I headed out; 73º by the late afternoon with a slight breeze all day. CLICK HERE to see the entire […]

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American Bitterns Pumper-Lunking on Sunday

I was up at 6:00 am and out the door before 6:30.  It was my original intention to do some more wildflower hunting, but on the way to Highway 20 I got lost in my thoughts and missed the turn off (D’oh!), so I continued up the highway to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and […]

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Day 1 of a 2-Day Excursion, 07-15-16

After work, I headed out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge with the dog, and we made a fast pass through it in the scorching afternoon heat.  On the way there, I was surprised by the number of Sulphur butterflies were out and about; at one point, about a dozen of them impacted with my […]

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A Quick Trip on Friday, 05-27-16

After work I took another quick run up to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  (You knew I couldn’t keep away…)  I drove through pretty quickly, so I didn’t see a lot but I did get photos of several different bird species, including American White Pelicans, Marsh Wrens, and some Black-Crowned Night Herons and Grebes. Oh, […]

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Lots of Critter Encounters

I got up about 6:00 am and immediately headed out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  After its tune-up and flush yesterday the car was running great. At the preserve, I noticed they’d just started to flood up some of the seasonal wetland ponds.  It’ll take a month before there’s enough water to satisfy large […]

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Back to the Sac’to Wildlife Refuge on Friday

I wanted to go out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge again today, but knew that if I didn’t get out there early-early it was going to be too hot to see anything… so I got up at 5:00 am and was out the door with the dog by 5:30. We got to the preserve […]

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Dragonflies, B.A.S.’s, Grebes and Pelicans

I got up around 6:00 am and headed out with the dog to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge because there had been reports of Western Grebes there — and I didn’t have any photos of them yet. It was overcast but warm all day, in the 90’s by the afternoon, so it was muggy outside.  […]

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Pintails and Coots and Grebes, oh my!

My current cold is all up in my head (never made it into my chest), and the antihistamines seem to help with stuffiness – but they make me logy.  I knew I needed to get outside and get some exercise and fresh air, so around 9:00 am I went over to the Cosumnes River Preserve and […]

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