Staten Island Preserve on January 5, 2023 in California

I took these photos of some sandhill cranes and an egret on the first dry day after an atmospheric river had just passed by the area. The wildlife seemed to be enjoying and to be taking advantage of a sunny day. For me, it’s always a pleasure to watch the cranes, geese, and egret in the Preserve.

Staten Island Preserve, California

Here are seven photos of sandhill cranes and cackling geese that I took at Staten Island Preserve near Thorton and Walnut Grove, California. These cranes and greese are migratory wild-birds on one of the stops along the Pacific Flyway. For me, I enjoy watching them and photographing them. It was a beautiful day in The Delta.

Snow Geese at Staten Island Preserve, California

Here are ten images that I took of snow geese at Staten Island Preserve, California. The snow geese are among the last migratory arrivals here in The Delta which is part of the Pacific Flyway. They will soon be leaving to return north for the summer season. For me they are fun and colorful to watch and to photograph.

Cackling Geese and Sandhill Cranes in Staten Island Preserve, California

Here are seven images that I took last Sunday of cackling geese in flight and sandhill cranes feeding in flooded corn fields. It was a beautiful cool fall day.

Sandhill Cranes, Blue Heron, and Egret.

Here are eight images that I took of sandhill cranes, a blue heron, and an egret at Staten Island Preserve, California. The Preserve is near Walnut Grove, California . It is in The Sacramento River Delta Region in the Central Valley. The sandhill cranes have recently arrived for the fall season at this Pacific Flyway.


Cranes and Geese Share the Preserve

I took these five photos of sandhill cranes along with cackling geese in two wildlife viewing areas. The first one is Staten Island Preserve and the second one is the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve. Both of these viewing areas are along the Pacific Flyway in the Central Valley, California. These migratory birds seem to delight in their winter home.

Happy Holidays!

Staten Island Preserve: The Champs-Elysées for Migratory Wild birds

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As I was taking photos of the migratory birds along Staten Island Road, California, I kept thinking that it’s like a Champs-Elysées for them. It’s a place to see fellow birds and to be seen by fellow birds. There are a lot of cackling geese, tundra swans, and sandhill cranes. The preserve is part of the Nature Conservancy. Happy New Year 2019!

Staten Island Preserve, California

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As the cornfields are harvested, the migratory wild birds move in to feast. Here are five pictures I took inside the Staten Island Preserve in the Sacramento River Delta Region, California. I’m intrigue to watch so many sandhill cranes and geese eating the leftovers in the cornfields after the harvest.


Around The Delta

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Here are five pictures that I recently took in The Sacramento River Delta Region. I started at Woodbridge Ecological Preserve and then I went on to Staten Island Preserve. I saw ducks, geese, egrets, and sandhill cranes. I took these pictures with the new Panasonic G9 camera just released for sale. I used a Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens and a Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 lens.  It seems to track wild birds well and to have a sharp focus. Nice day in the neighborhood!

Late Winter Early Spring in The Delta

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Here are some pictures I took roaming around The Delta the last few weeks. Fruit trees are blooming. Water levels are high in the rivers. It’s a beautiful time of the year here in The Delta, California.