Friday, September 30, 2016

Henderson, NV. Birding Adventure Plus Wetlands Park


We have moved to one hot site from another.
DesertDale likes to take photos of birds, of any kind and I enjoy following him.
These are 2 Mallard Ducks seen at Bird Viewing Preserve in Henderson.

Henderson's Bird Viewing Preserve is locaited at their Water Reclamation Facility, near Galleria Dr. and the Boulder Highway.
There are some 100 acres of basins, lagoons and ponds .  The best time to go is in  the cooler months.  There are a few birds there even in the summer.

This was taken last year, when the fall migration was on at the Henderson site.
The fall migration is the is the best for you and the birds, such as Loons, Grebes, Cormorants,  Herons, Egrets, the Sandpipers, Ibisies, Gulls, Roadrunners and many more. This Tuttle and the Painte Tuttle are just 2 of the many animals wee seen.

Same tuttle in and out of water.

The Painted Tuttle is a smaller type.
 
As we come to the end of our walk this rabbit runs right if front of us.


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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ely Train Adventure

 
 We are here at Ely for repairs to  our motorhome.  So there are other thing in  this town to see and do.
First night  here we recieved the first snow on the mountains.  It got very cold here at our motorhome, but no snow.
 So off we go to the Nevada Northern Railroad for a view of the railroad  facilities.  I worked at the Railroad Museum in Sacrmento, plus my husband worked for the S.P.
This their deport here at Ely.
This is a view of their railyard.
The museum has many activities .  They have train rides throughout the year, hand car races , lectures, plus  much more.  For more info at this site .http://www.elynevada.net/thingstodo/City/nnry.html 
 
 
This Mountain Bluebird is hiding from the photographer, DesertDale.
 
Enjoy life.  Kitfoxgal
 
 

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Donner Pass Birding Adventure

 We went to a site were DesertDale camped there many, many years ago, that is near Donna Summit.  This is a view of Dooner Lake today.
We did not see many birds there.  He did show sites where his Family set up camp at times..
 If you look hard you can see the S.P. Railroads lines.  Ooops I should say Union Pacific.
This is a old camp  site he used many, many years ago.  Never did see many birds, non that was worth take a photo of.  So I will share this one.
This is a Alomado Falcan, That DesertDale took a few years ago at the Spring Wings  Birding Festival in Fallon, Nv.
Enjoy Life.  Kitfoxgal

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Martis Creek Lake Birding Adventure

DsertDale took Kitfoxgal out on a birding advenseture because she was getting too damn crabby.  That did the trick folks.  Now I gave DesertDale a big hug.
Martis Creek Lake  was built when the Martis Creek dam was buiilt in 1972.  The Dam is 113 feet high and 2670 feet long.  It can hold up to 20,400 feet of water. and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
DesertDale took this photo of this fine old tree.  I sure it has seen many changes over the years.
This is a Brown Creeper was taken here at Alpine Meadows Camp Grounds.

Heading for Rio Linda in the morning.  DesertDale  said he would treat me to a lunch at Costco, in Sacramento, tomorrow, being that my attiude has changed.
DesertDale just told  me he got me a early Christmas gift, a new toilet for the  motorhome. Not every girl gets a toilet for a Christmas.

What ever you do enjoy life, as it is so short.  I differently have the right person to do that.  Kitfoxgal



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Martis Lake Camp Out

This is our adventure , away from the hasel in Rio Linda for  a few days, to Alpine Meadows  CampGrounds, near Truckee, Ca.
 Never been there before.  who do you think we ran into, no other then Nick and Delores, follow Boondockers,  our camp host.
 
Nick, Delores visiting us at our site in Alpine Meadowes
A squarrel riding on a log my our camp.  Wating for hand outs.
 
Our Alpine Meadows site.
A Steller's  Jay.
This is a Beaver's Dam buit in das, lodges, cone-shaped tree-stumps.
Lunch time with Doug, Candi and DesertDale at Alpine Meadows.
Enjoy the surprise company.
Kitfoxgal

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Effie Yeaw Nature Center- Birding Expo

  The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is located near the America River in Carmichael, Ca.,
were DesertDale grew up at.  (www.sacnaturecenter.net)
 
The
Effie Yeaw Nature Center is part of a 100-acres of preserve with riparian and oak woodlands, shrub lands, meadows, and water habitats.
This young buck was the first animal we seen on our walk.  We had the pleasure of seeing a few does.
There are self guided trails through out the park.  You have your chose of the one you want. 
Last year we seen many birds flying around.    This year there was very few, so some of the birds I am showing we took at another time and place.
We did have the pleasure of spoting this Acorn Woodpecker.  There are some 200 woodpeckers world wide, 23 can be found in the United States.

The trails are equipped with interpretive signage. 
This  Snowy Egret was taken at Yolo By-Pass site.  It often looks like dancing shallows.  Many develop long filmy feathers.


 Black Crowned Night-Heron is unmistakable with  a black-cap and back and gray wings.


The Marsh Wren
We had the pleasure of taking this photo of the Marsh Wren when we was on one of our runs at the Yollo By-Pass outtings.  They are heard more often then seen.
This White Tail Kite  was taken at The Yolo By-Pass also.  Marvelous site to go birding.  They are often seen perched on a lone treetop.
 
Hope you enjoy this post, as much as DesertDale and Kitfoxgal had .On our outting today we did not  see that many birds , but was over joyed  by seeing some of the wild animale roaming free.
I must post this one more time, my favorite of the Osprey catching his family dinner at Fish Lake Vally.
 
Enjoy life.  Kitfoxgal
 

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Bodga Bay Adventure

 
We had 3 days of , fantastic, enjoyment.  That has to be my be my favorite site of all time.  As that was one of site Desertdale took me on one of our first outings.  We did many of joyable days if fishing from his boat.
 This was taken many of years ago when we first started our lives tohether in 2003.
This is a view of Muscle Point from the Head at Bodega.  What a fantastic view of the Ocean.
 This ia a Black Oystercatcher,  They are found along the Pacific Coast.
 This is a Willet.  They are common on beaches and coastal saltmarshes.
 The Western Gull is common in any open coastal habitat.
 The Pelagic Cormorants are common on the ocean waters, along rocky coasts.  DesertDale was able to taken this photo with 4 in the nest.
We had DesertDale's old fishing buddy with us, George.  Donna was not in the photo but enjoyed her company also.

We have more fantastic  photos of the seabirds that DesertDale has taken .  Will be posting them as time goes by.

Kitfoxgal