Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Len Nelson sent me recent pictures of a Great Blue Heron preparing and then launching into flight. See series of pics below. Enjoying the Scenery. Get Ready. Preparing. Spread Wings. One last stretch. Thinking about it some more. Where to go next? Waiting for the...

Birds of the Month, AUG 2018

From Peter Colasanti, August 2018 August is the month when birding rises back out of the summer doldrums in the Petaluma Wetlands as birds that breed to the north start their southward journey to winter quarters. Fall migration is much more leisurely than spring and...
Green Heron Chicks

Green Heron Chicks

From Len Nelson: On the bird survey of Shollenberger of June 25th, a Green Heron nest was sited. Deb Sheppard got an image of 3 chicks in the nest and a hint of a 4th. I went back a few times to where she said it was located but failed to find it until yesterday, 7/2....
Midges surrounding turkey vulture

Midges surrounding turkey vulture

From Len Nelson: When I took an image of a Turkey Vulture (TV) on 6-22-18 in Ellis Creek, I only did so because it was nicely backlit on a post with its wings open. But, when I proceeded the image in PhotoShop and expanded its size, I clearly saw that the TV was in a...

Birding Petaluma Wetlands Through the Months: June

From Peter Colasanti:    June is lovely. It’s mostly spring, the days are the longest, we’ll have clear skies at dawn. It’s a great month to get married or go birding in other places. Sierra birding is best in June, the first two weeks are prime time...

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