Norris Robert “Bob” Dyer, August 20, 1935- April 3, 2017

Norris Robert “Bob” Dyer, August 20, 1935- April 3, 2017

 NORRIS ROBERT “BOB” DYER, 81  Contributor of most of the photos on this website and resident of Petaluma, California, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday morning, April 3rd, 2017.   He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years,...
Great-tailed Grackle Nesting, Ellis Creek, 2017

Great-tailed Grackle Nesting, Ellis Creek, 2017

From Bob Dyer, doing what he did best, sharing his love of nature, esp. birds:  GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE NESTING, ELLIS CREEK, 2017 My images of Great-tailed Grackle in the Petaluma Wetlands go back to 2006, about the time they arrived here from the...
Red-Shouldered Hawk Pair Are Building a Home

Red-Shouldered Hawk Pair Are Building a Home

From Bob Dyer: Well, looks like our Red-shouldered Hawk are old enough! March 28. You have seen this before. Female is left and male to the right. March 29. These pictures were taken from 10:15 a.m to 11:00. After the photos, I am providing some nesting...
Red Shouldered Hawk Pair Seen Today

Red Shouldered Hawk Pair Seen Today

From Bob Dyer:  I saw a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks on a eucalyptus tree at Ellis Creek today. There is an old nest there that several breeding pairs have used before.   Are they friends or lovers?  The one at left is probably female as they are...
Greater Scaup Appearing In Shollenberger Pond Now

Greater Scaup Appearing In Shollenberger Pond Now

From Bob Dyer: The most numerous duck at Shollenberger now is the Greater Scaup. They traditionally show up later than most other migratory ducks. As you can see, the male (colorful) and the female (brown) almost look like they were different species. They mostly hang...

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