Sunday, April 21, 2019

Springtime is Blooming at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge northern California

Spring has sprung and we're driving through the auto tour at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, looking for birds and wildflowers. And I'm happy to report that we found both!

Birds in the video include Great Egret, Western Meadowlark, Northern Shoveler, Black Phoebe, Cinnamon Teal, and the Snowy Egrets were the real showstoppers! Be sure to watch to the end of the video for a sample of the crazy song of the Great-tailed Grackle...



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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge ☼ Pine Creek Unit

The Pine Creek Unit of the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to hear songbirds while you walk the beautiful trail loop. We spotted a pair of Western Bluebirds, California Towhee, Golden-crowned Sparrows, an Osprey in its nest and much more!



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Monday, April 15, 2019

🚨 Awesome Bird Sighting Alert!

I always try to post my best photos, but I had to make an exception with this Green Heron we spotted at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.
This is only the third time we've ever seen a Green Heron and I went to Gray Lodge specifically to see one because I know they live in the canal next to the nature trail. Sure enough, we saw one and tried to creep up on it, but it didn't want to cooperate and flew off.
Oh well. There's always next time. I just think these herons are one of the coolest birds I've ever seen and I'll take a fuzzy photo over none at all!


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Logan Creek Trail ☼ Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Logan Creek Trail Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
We walked the Logan Creek Trail at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge at sunrise and it was pretty spectacular!

The wildflowers were just starting to bloom and we saw so many different birds. The second we got out of the car, we heard American Bitterns in the marsh, accompanied by Black Phoebes, Red-winged Blackbirds and Ring-necked Pheasants. During the three mile walk, we had several Bitterns fly out from the reeds that we didn't even know were there.
The peacefulness of the sun rising up and the clouds blowing across the sky was beautiful even without the lovely sounds of the birds and geese.
This part of the refuge is only open from February 15th - June 30th, so we will definitely be returning in a couple weeks once the weather clears up again!
Logan Creek Trail Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

I put together a video from our visit to show you just how picturesque this area is...


Here's the link to the brochure and map for this trail. We took Loop A, but you can also take Loop B which adds on two more miles to the walk.


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Monday, April 8, 2019

Male American Kestrel ☼ Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

We were on our way home from the Lower Klamath NWR and pulled into the auto tour for one last look...and guess what we saw! A kestrel having a snack!
Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
 Gosh, this guy's beautiful coloring sure was putting on a show!
Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
(Don't watch the video if you're squeamish!)



Sunday, April 7, 2019

Relaxing Birds Video ☼ Over an Hour of Birds in Nature ☼ Ambient Music

Sit back and relax...

Enjoy this collection of beautiful birds filmed at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges set to relaxing music...



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