Great Egret

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.


Sandhill Cranes at Sunset

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.


Side Falls at Burney Falls State Park

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.