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....

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...

Birding Petaluma Wetlands Through the Months: May 2018

  From Peter Colasanti:   Welcome to May, the breedingest month in the Petaluma wetlands. By May Day the early birds start hatching eggs while the late migrants are all freshly arrived and easy to find as they sing from high throne perches and assault...

Birding Petaluma Wetlands Through the Months: April

From Peter Colasanti, April 2018           I confess that April is my favorite month for birding Northern California. The green of the landscape is broken only by the flowers, it gets warm enough for summer clothes and birds are everywhere in...

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