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Pinnacles…but this time with lizards!

We went to the Pinnacles, and on such a lovely day and saw some gorgeous wild flowers, fence lizards and alligator lizards, acorn woodpeckers, red-tails and of course quite a few vultures.

Acorn woodpecker
Acorn woodpecker

"Meh, you're boring."  - Raven

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Juvenile red-tailed hawk getting mobbed by a raven.
Juvenile red-tailed hawk getting mobbed by a raven.
He decides he's going to sun himself, maybe take a nap.
He decides he’s going to sun himself, maybe take a nap.

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I love lizards, in case you haven't noticed.
I love lizards, in case you haven’t noticed.

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Alligator lizard #1
Alligator lizard #1
Bush lupine
Bush lupine

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Coyote Lake…but no bald eagles

I went out with my family to explore Coyote Lake and look for the bald eagles that nest there, but saw no bald eagles. We did however see a golden eagle pair, soaring high above us, as well as some other adorable residents. I will be out there again to try to see the bald eagle pair soon!

Male anna's hummingbird
Male anna’s hummingbird

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Acorn woodpecker
Acorn woodpecker

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Have you been to Harvey Bear?

Have you been to Harvey Bear Park in Gilroy, Ca? There are two areas considered part of Harvey Bear, the two-mile paved track and the Mendoza Ranch, in addition to Coyote Lake which is connected to Coyote Reservoir. Though the two-mile track is popular for bikers, joggers, walkers, the track also boasts some beautiful wildlife that live in the meadows and oaktrees flanking the path including magpies, woodpeckers, squirrels, meadowlarks, snakes, golden eagles, swallows, the list goes on! Although I didn’t get to see all of these creatures today, I do hope to show you guys the eagles and meadowlarks in the near future!