Tag Archives: Snowy egret

California Scenes, Fall, 2018, #2

We drove north from Jalama Beach to the San Francisco Bay Area, where two families of our children and grandchildren reside. My son Ethan and wife Flo live in Albany, and my step-daughter Laina and family (The Levys) live in … Continue reading

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California Scenes, Fall, 2018, #1

Kathy and I left for California in late September, first to attend the Hammerlee Family Annual Reunion at Carpinteria State Beach. As before, we had secured the Racoon group site for five nights. The beach has lots to see. The … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Birding in Simi Valley, CA, Dec. 2014

Kathy was raised in Simi Valley, CA, and we visit her mother, Rainie, there often. I had seen some posts in Facebook Birders from Simi, and inquired of the author where he went to get his photos. On a recent visit (Dec. … Continue reading

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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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Birds etc., at S. Padre Island, TX and environs

Kathy and I have made a number of trips to S. Padre Island, near Brownsville, TX. The purpose of these trips was to fish the fabulously rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre. We would make these trips in the fall, between our summer rafting season and the winter ski season. Continue reading

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