Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spring Flowers and Birds

Although we just had a cold snap, with freezing temperatures sufficient to give the coup de grace to our peaches and other fruit this year, wildflowers are blooming ahead of schedule here, as is the case throughout the West. Welcome … Continue reading

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Bosque del Apache, again

An earlier post presented 26 photos of sandhill cranes and snow geese that I took while visiting the Bosque del Apache NWR, near Socorro, New Mexico, in December, 2013. Here are a few more photos, gleaned from my collection, that … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Gila Wilderness, NM, 1971-73

I took groups into the Gila in the early 70s, while directing a Wilderness Program for New Mexico Tech, in Socorro. Here is my Flickr collection:

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Today at the Feeder, 4/26/2014

The House finches are always around, but the males get redder and redder as Spring comes on. The Black-headed grosbeak just showed up. I took this photo of the Western bluebird about a week ago, at the Rio Bravo CG, … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos – Oakland to ABQ

The flight went first over the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta, then up the Mokelumne River, with Tahoe visible to the north. We next flew past Walker Lake, in Nevada, then the Toiyabe Range. Clouds obscured the ground until we were over … Continue reading

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Rinconada Canyon, NM

I’ve previously posted about Rinconada Canyon (April 30, 2012). Rinconada Canyon is my name for the upper end of an otherwise unidentified drainage that crosses under Hwy 68, at the north end of Rinconada, right next to the State Highway … Continue reading

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Albany, CA – Flowers and Ornamentals

My son Ethan lives in Albany CA, which is a small city that adjoins Berkeley to the north. Ethan says that Albany is like Berkeley, but better. Albany has some great Chinese food, and a fly-fishing shop – “Fish First”. … Continue reading

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Alameda, CA – Flowers and Vegetation

The houses along the Alameda shoreline were especially rich in flowering plants and ornamentals. The second photo is of fennel, which is ubiquitous along the shorelines of the Bay Area, but is actually a native of the Mediterranean area.

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Annas Hummingbirds, Alameda, CA 2014

This is the last in a series of galleries of the birds of Alameda, CA.

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Wading Birds of Alameda, Spring 2014

This is another in the series on birds of Alameda, CA. Numerous species of wading birds are seen on the tidal flats of Alameda – many of which I could neither photograph or identify. The avocet sweeps his bill from … Continue reading

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