I went to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge the other day to try out my new ‘walk around’ camera, a Sony a6000. I was very disappointed at the number of birds and wildlife I saw. It is a large refuge and I literally saw only about a dozen geese and comparatively few other fowl. This great egret was one of three and very patient. I actually wanted to get a photo of him taking off but he just stood there and stared at me.
This was taken on my vacation to Northern California this summer…
This is Lassen Peak reflected in Manzanita Lake. I definitely didn’t spend enough time and hope to go back again soon.
This was taken a while back when I visited San Juan Batista. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the hotel where this shot was taken
Here’s another from the Merced Wildlife Refuge, a great place to go this time of the year. Last time I was there the geese were beginning to show up. The Sandhill Cranes were coming in in huge flights at dark. Difficult to get a good shot at a moving target when there’s very little light.
Hope you find a great photo place.
I went to the Refuge hoping to find some geese, ducks and migratory fowl. There weren’t many birds but I stuck around hoping for a good sunset. As you can see it turned out pretty well. Full moon in a couple of days. I may have to go back and see what that holds.
Bodie is one of my favorite places. An old ghost town, non-commercialized, it has a lot of charm and a lot of outhouses. It is a California State Park and they maintain it in arrested decay. Nothing new, just trying to keep what’s there safe.
I like the contrast of the Poppy against the pieces of rusty railroad junk. If you like trains Railtown 1897 in Jamestown, CA is a great state park to visit.
This is a Long Billed Curlew, from the Merced Wildlife Refuge at sunset.
Burney Falls is an interesting falls. During the summer, after a mild winter the top of the falls is dry but water will still come out
of the rock face. Last winter wasn't by any means mild so there was water coming over the fall but I found the side falls where nothing was coming over the top a better photo opportunity.