Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday morning at Santee Lakes

A few more photos from Santee Lakes.   This morning I met up with friends Cabby & Terry for a few hours of photography, then a great lunch at a local restaurant.  Thanks Cabby for help with the ID of these ducks.  

Female Ring-Neck ducks

Male Ring-Neck duck
Female Wood Duck

Male Wood duck

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Santee Lakes

Great area to hang out -- picnic tables, camping sites, and cabins on the lake (that's where I'd like to stay).  Just walking around the lake, I saw lots of bird & ducks.  Here are two photos from today's walk around Santee Lakes.

Great egret landing ... 

Wood ducks in formation.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Views from & in my garden

The sunrise photo was taken a few weeks ago -- what a spectacular morning.    

The succulents were taken today, late afternoon.  Love the winter color of the succulents.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

San Diego Zoo, early morning

I just found out about the early morning, second Saturday at the Zoo for members.  I was able to get in at 8 AM (instead of 9 AM) and what a treat.   A talk by a keeper, then wandered around a bit by myself exploring my favorite places.    (Thanks Walter  for the info!)

Here's a photo I took of the baby giraffe  (so far un-named) born 12/22/2013.  The baby was 6'1" and 158 lbs when born.  Mom is Bahati a 23-year-old female, and this was her 10th baby.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Salton Sea photos

Found a few more photos to share from my weekend at Salton Sea.   Up early one morning for a sunrise, then watched all the birds waking up & flying to the fields for their food.

Early morning flight

White Pelicans

Thanks to Dennis O'Reilly for sharing his photo of me taken at Salton Sea.   You have to look closely to find me  :)