Returning Cranes and more on The Delta, California

Here are two groups of photos that I took of returning Sandhill Cranes and other wildbirds on the Pacific Flyway in the Sacramento River Delta Region in California. All the photos were taken along Woodbridge Road and Staten Island Road in The Delta. There were some Sandhill Cranes, a blue heron, some snow geese, an egret, and a snowy egret that I found in nearby ecological preserves. For me, it’s always a joy to see the migratory birds return in the fall and winter months.

Views of a Fall Day in the California Delta

I took these ten images on a recent visit to the Sacramento River Delta Region. The wildlife and sunset images that I took are in the Staten Island Preserve, near Walnut Grove, California.

I always enjoy visiting The Delta. It intrigues me with sights and sounds of wildlife on the Pacific Flyway.

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!

Sandhill Cranes at Woodbridge Road, Lodi, California

Here are ten photos that I took of Sandhill Cranes at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve, Lodi, California. The fields in the Reserve are flooded to help create a habitat that cranes like. The cranes like to eat the bugs and insects found in the flooded fields along with the corn stalks left behind after harvest. I enjoy observing and photographing the cranes here.

By the way, the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival is Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 3, 2019, for celebrating the return of the cranes.

Pacific Flyway, The Delta, California


Here are six photos that I took of the returning Sandhill Cranes to the Pacific Flyway. The Pacific Flyway includes the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in California. The cranes, geese, and other wild birds like to feed in the cornfields after harvest time. The Sandhill Cranes to my eyes certainly seem to enjoy themselves along the Pacific Flyway.

I added five more photos: a great blue heron, a family of cranes with their juvenile cranes and a view of Mount Diablo, California.

Encore!

 

Here’s a composite photo of an Encore visit to Staten Island Preserve, California. The photo is a composite of several photos. It’s mostly egrets, sandhill cranes and swans. The weather was stormy. Bad weather didn’t seem to bother any of the wildlife there.

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!