Tule Fog, Vultures and Tea.
|White Tail Kite|
|River Boat Hulk|
This was a lovely project boat, or perhaps just a heartbreaking old heap. It looked promising in the morning light.
Look at all those mixed Foul!!! All fake news I'm afraid. I should have taken a pic of all the hunters lined up on the berm, hoping for a real bird to land. Luckily the real birds wern't fooled by that shit.
|Dummies and decoys|
Past rice ponds full of White Faced Ibis, Snow Geese, ducks, Coots and a few swans. On the roads leading north around the Sutter Buttes, Deer, Vultures, clouds of Red Winged Blackbirds, Kestrels and two Kingfishers... but only a few photos worth seeing. And more of course.
|Morning warm up|
|Pied Billed Grebe|
|Gadwell, Mrs and Mr|
Across the way in the irrigation ditch, this beauty Green Heron. Lucky to see him, and two Bitterns posing like reeds.
|Bittern in the pond|
We walked as far as we could, Craig to the split in the road, me to the platform. Not so many ducks there, but a beautiful view anyway. Here is a painting I made a couple of years ago based on the lookout view in Late Summer. Just add a giant jeweled Raven and some magic moths.
|"New Breed" KS2015|
As I was walking back to Craig, I could hear and see hundreds of snow geese flying towards the overlook... I just let them have their moment without me. I'm sure they were escaping the shotguns going off to the east.
|A not so common Common Gallinule|
|Winter Scrub Jay|
|Tea for Two|
We drove around the Auto Route, seeing lots of large ponds, views of the Buttes, animal, mineral and vegetable.
|View of the Buttes looking south|