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Bay Area Shore Birds, 11-16

While Kathy and I were in the Bay Area, visiting our families over the Thanksgiving holiday, my son Ethan and wife Flo presented me with an early X-mas present: a Nikon Coolpix P900 Superzoom camera! Up till now, I have been using the … 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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Songbirds of Alameda, CA, Spring, 2014

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the birds of Alameda, CA. There were plenty of migrating and non-migrating songbirds around, and the ones photographed here were seen in the shrubbery and gardens of the houses that … Continue reading

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Grebes of Alameda

This is the third post on the subject of the birds of Alameda, CA. Along the southwest shoreline of Alameda, on San Francisco Bay, I saw numerous grebes. Grebes dive for fish, and swim like hell under water, with feet … Continue reading

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Egrets of Alameda, Spring 2014

This is the second of a series of posts on the birds of Alameda, CA. The first post was “Mallards of Alameda”. Along the southwestern shoreline of Alameda proper are tidal flats that attract many shorebirds. Some of the photos … Continue reading

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