Shoreline Birds – Alameda, California, Dec. 2017


This Holiday season, Kathy and I visited our two families that reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kathy’s daughter Laina and family live in Alameda, only a few minutes walk from the bay shore. This provides a shoreline birding walk that’s hard to beat, and readers of this blog will have seen many prior posts dedicated to the birds seen on these walks. The birds seen this December were no disappointment. All the photos that follow were taken with my superzoom (83X!) Nikon Coolpix P900.

Avocets

Black Phoebe

Black-necked Stilt

Buffleheads

Coots

Cormorants

Curlews

Greater Yellowlegs

Look at that fabulous plumage on the back of the bird!

Hermit Thrush

Marbled Godwits and others

Pintail Ducks

Seen to the right of the pintails are a shoveler and widgeon, with coots behind.

Ruddy Duck

Female

Rufous-capped Sparrow

Sandpipers

Snowy Egret

Solitary Sandpiper

Western Bluebird

Whimbrel

Widgeons

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Behind the bird is seen San Francisco’s newest, highest, skyscraper – Salesforce Tower, 1,070′ tall

Alameda shoreline

The southeast Alameda shoreline, looking towards San Francisco. Bay Farm Island (left) is located across the channel that leads to San Leandro Bay.

The accompaniment in the following video was provided free of charge by a saxophonist seated a few feet behind me on the bird watching platform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1 I have also published two additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id1244922282?mt=11 2. Coyote Buttes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201?mt=11
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