Año Nuevo…Pretty Incredible

Today was a day and a half as far as field research goes. A friend of mine and I have been commissioned to get film of red-legged frogs in Año for Jeff Corwin’s TV show (:O :O :O). SO…I can’t show you guys the very amateur film we got, at least I don’t think I can. BUT we saw so much wildlife today, it was wild, including an adult bald eagle, an osprey, a rufous hummingbird, a bobcat, a belted kingfisher, an elephant seal, AND a San Francisco garter basking in the sunlight. I haven’t gotten a shot of this extremely rare subspecies of the Common Gartersnake until now, so enjoy!!!

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Bluebirds, Shrikes and Raptors…for Lack of a Better Title

Birders…what a day of birding! And I was only out for a few hours! I finally found and photographed a Ferruginous Hawk! Other guys that were out there, some that appear in this post, include Golden eagles, Ferruginous hawk Red-tail, White-tailed hawk, Northern Harrier, Am. Kestrel, Red-shouldered hawk (heard the call), and many Western Bluebirds and a Loggerhead Shrike. Aside from the birdies that were out there, it was simply a beautiful day and a wonderful relief from the brisk weather we’ve been having (and when I say brisk, I of course mean the Californian version 🙂 ). Happy birding! And herping! And everything-elsing!

Little male bluebird - so handsome!
Little male bluebird – so handsome!
Gorgeous female bluebird!
Gorgeous female bluebird!

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Ferruginous! Woohoo!
Ferruginous hawk! Woohoo!
Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
White-tailed kite :)
White-tailed kite 🙂
Aaannd the Ferruginous again :)
Aaannd the Ferruginous again 🙂

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