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Staten Island Preserve: The Champs-Elysées for Migratory Wild birds
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 Revisited
Welcome to The Delta the sign reads as you turn off I-5 and go west on Walnut Grove-Thornton Road toward Staten Island Road. Here are some pictures of tundra swans, sunset and twilight that I took along the way. In the distance you can see the levee that keeps the river water out of the fields in the summer but in the winter the fields are flooded becoming beautiful reflecting pools for sunsets and wildlife.
Wildlife on Quail Lakes, Stockton, California
I took these pictures of local wildlife on my neighborhood residential lake. I used a Nikon 400 mm telephoto zoom lens on a Nikon D300s.