Sunday, November 3, 2019

Best of Great Egrets Video

Great Egrets might be common in our area, but that doesn't mean I don't love seeing them on country backroads, along the freeway, and at our local wildlife refuges!

Here are my favorite photos I've taken of Great Egrets over the years...



Sunday, October 27, 2019

Reflection Lake Loop Trail ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park Birding

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 Sweet dreams from Reflection Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park!
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Watch the video from my hike around this beautiful lake here.


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Sunday, October 20, 2019

One of my favorite flycatchers... Black Phoebe

Black Phoebes can be tough to get photos of because they are always on the move, but I managed to put together a little slideshow of my favorite Black Phoebe photos...



📷 All photos were taken in northern California with my little Canon SX530 and have not been filtered or altered in any way. 


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sooty Grouse ☼ Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Our very-first Sooty Grouse sighting and she was ten feet away from us on the trail up Brokeoff Mountain in Lassen Volcanic National Park!

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Isn't she pretty?
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She wasn't the least bit scared of us and continued to eat her manzanita berries while we stood and watching and snapped away with our cameras...
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One more bird to add to the lifelist! That puts us only two away from 200...




(Read all about our hike to the top of Brokeoff Mountain on my travel blog Vaughn the Road Again.)


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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ American Avocet Edition

Today's relaxing Moment of Zen is brought to you by the elegant American Avocets at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area in Gridley, California...



Sunday, September 22, 2019

American Kestrel ☼ North America’s Littlest Falcon

I put together a video of all of my best Kestrel photos...



Friday, September 20, 2019

Autumn is coming to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge!

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What a beautiful day to take a drive through the auto tour route at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge!
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There isn't much water yet, but there are still plenty of birds to be found. Ducks are already beginning to arrive and we spotted an American Bittern in one of the canals less than five feet away from the car!
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I look forward to returning in a few weeks when the geese are there and filming some video of the walking trails...

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