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Road Trip, Part 6 – Alameda, Albany, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Bolinas Lagoon and beach, CA, Sept. 21-28/14

Mudflats along the San Leandro channel, which separates Alameda from Bay Farm Island, usually host a multitude of shorebirds and waterfowl, and are just a few minutes stroll from the Levy’s home in Alameda. There is a nice walk 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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The USS Hornet, Alameda, CA

I was 5 when WWII ended, and heard about the war for many years following. I had an uncle in North Africa, my father worked in the Censorship Bureau (reading letters written in Spanish) and a cousin (Jackie Cook) aboard … Continue reading

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Mallards of Alameda

The small city of Alameda, California, occupies an island in San Francisco Bay, separated from Oakland by a broad channel. Surrounding the island are tidal mud flats and other shoreline habitat that attracts much waterfowl and shorebirds. I took daily … Continue reading

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