Here are five photos that I took from Village West Marina of tule fog on White Slough in Stockton, California. Tule fog is common here in The Delta in the winter season. The blue heron seems to a patience hunter in the dead tree branch along the levee.
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.
Here are five pictures of some tundra swans and cackling geese enjoying one of their favorite spots along the Pacific Flyway. Staten Island Preserve is surrounded by levees in The Delta. I turned my VW Eurovan into a mobile blind. I set up a tripod with a gimbal to support a telephoto lens inside the van where I could sat to shoot photos with the side door open. For me, I had a lot of fun and enjoyment too. And there’s a lot to be thankful too.
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.
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!