2017

1309 Northern Shoveler

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Moss Landing State Beach
Moss Landing, California
November 1, 2016

1308 Brant

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Moss Landing State Beach
Moss Landing, California
November 1, 2016

These birds were quite a distance from me, so it was difficult to get a good photo. I’ve seen a few Brant at this location in previous years, but they don’t get very close to the road. I wish I had my digiscoping gear with me.

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1307 Willet

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Moss Landing State Beach
Moss Landing, California
November 1, 2016

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1306 Marbled Godwit

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Moss Landing State Beach
Moss Landing, California
November 1, 2016
set of 5

I’m going back to my photos that have yet to be processed. I got a little carried away with these¬†birds last Fall. There were quite a few of this species, but these were¬†closest to the road.

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1305 Cement Ship

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Seacliff State Beach
Aptos, California
April 1, 2017

I’ve been visiting this old ship here at Seacliff since I could barely walk and I’m now 68. The severe weather this winter really did a number on the old ship. It is even more broken up and the bow portion has severely shifted. The pier is closed to foot traffic. This has always been a favorite breeding area for cormorants. This goes to show you, nothing lasts forever. Do a search on the Internet for this ship and you can read about its interesting history.

1304 Sharp-shinned Hawk

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Moss Landing State Beach
Moss Landing, California
March 29, 2017

This small hawk was chasing small birds in the brush along the sand dunes.

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1303 Immature Gull

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Aptos, California
near Seacliff State Beach
April 1, 2017

I’m terrible at IDing gulls. I thought this may be a Ring-billed Gull, but now that I look closer I’m not so sure.

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