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


 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Yearington, Nevada's Birding Adventure

We had one fantastic adventure today.  It statred out slow but ended up being great.
Wilson Canyon is a gorge cut by the Walker River through a series of volcanic cliffs. The canyon is located 13 miles southwest of Yerington, along Nevada State Route 208, run by BLM.  Many birds are found at the site, along the Walker River.

DesertDale, is not sure just what type of hawk this young on is.  But as you  can see it is very young.  If it is a Swainson's they are widespread 
Here he is straching out his wings.
DesertDale belives this is a very young Bullock's Oriole.  They are solitary or  in very small groups.
Desertdale said this is a Oriole's nest .  seen in onne of the trees at Wilson's Canyon site.
There are many onion fields in the area.  They employ many Farm Workers.

Founded in 1978, Nevada Onion Inc. is a mid-sized organization in the vegetables and melons farms industry located in Yerington, NV. It has 45 full time employees and generates an estimated $7.1 million in annual revenue.

Our site near Mason's Fish Hatchery is a great site to boondock.

Kitfoxgal

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Birding Adventure On July 2, At Page Spring

Our advnture starts at the beginning of a 10 miles run. 
You pass over the Blitzen River, which is only a one lane brige, before you come to your right hand turn.  There is very little traffic.  But the sites you see is worth the time and miles.
Our first interesting thing was the Buzzards Toward. Buzzards come in all shapes and sizes. They have been  here, at the tower,  every visit since 2008 and before.
 
Deer are  all around.  Breeding time is Oct.to June.  Females have from 1 to 2 young
 ones.
This is just one view of the medows on our 10 mile run.
There are many ponds that you will pass by , such as this one Krumbo Lake.
DesertDale walking across  bridge near Krumbo Dam.
 
Now posting some of the photos DesertDale has taken on our run.
Deer live in forests or sage washes or meadows.  They do move around night or day.
The antelope are found in dry open grasslands.
This is a Cowbird getting a free ride on the back of a deer.   They are found in open wooded low-lands, farms in the winter.
The Great-white Egret lives in coastal by ways and marshes.
 
Enjoy life.  Kitfoxgal

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Malhure Wildlife Area

We started our Birding adventure at the beginning of a 10 mile run , one way. 
Mr. Southern even stopped in Frenchglen, on our way back and bought us a ice cream. Yum,Yum.
This litttle guy is a Yellow-Bellied Marmont.  They live in rocky area such as valleys , foothills, mountains.

The Malhure National Wildlife Refuge , a National Wildife Refuge is some 30 miles from Burns, Oregon.

These are some of the sites we had the pleasure of seeing on our outing.
The "Baby Fawn" was hiding were his Mommie put him.  He was not moving at all. 
The ducks are found in swamps, marshes,and slow rivers.  DesertDale thinks this is a Mallard  with her chicks.
The Yellow Warbler winters in as far south as Panama.
The Eastern Kingbirds are found at wood edges, river groves, farms, roadsides.
This is Benson Pond near the end of our run. There are many ponds in the area.

We have made this run every day since 6/28/16, in the morning .  Today was our best.
Enjoy the stay , even with those things they call mosquitos.
Kitfoxgal




 

Malhure Wildlife Area

We statded our Birding adventure at the beginning of a 10 mile run , one way. 
Mr. Southern even stopped in Frenchglen on our way back and bought us a ice cream. Yum,Yum.
The Malhure National Wildlife Refuge , a National Wildife Refuge is some 30 miles from Burns, Oregon.
These are some of the sites we had the pleasure of seeing on our outing.
 
I lost the orignal one  that DesertDale sent me, of the "Baby Fawn".  This was as close as I could find that look like it.   Once I receive the correct one I  will replace it.  Thanks Goggle for this one.  You could  tell he was not very old, as he still had some fuss on him.
All the photos that are posted now are the original ones ..
The ducks are found in swamps, marshes,and slow rivers.













We have made this run every day since 6/28/16, in the morning .  Today was our best.