83 Photos - Oct 17, 2010
Photo: The rocky shores of Pt. Lobos, Monterey County.Photo: Exposed faulting at Pt Lobos.Photo: Monterey pine habitat at Pt. Lobos.Photo: Sunset and low tide at Monterey Harbor.Photo: Old stone bridge at Alum Rock Park, San Jose.Photo: Watching the tide come in and hoping to glimpse some rails; 10:49 a.m.Photo: Watching the tide come in, 10:59 a.m.Photo: Watching the tide come in, 11:09 a.m.Photo: Watching the tide come in, 11:22 a.m.Photo: Birding the urban habitats at Lake Merritt, Oakland.Photo: The massive California redwoods, Muir Woods.Photo: Dwarfed by the California redwoods.Photo: The glow of winter over the Panoche Hills, San Benito County.Photo: Intergrade Northern Flicker (#1) at Sonoma State University.Photo: Also intergrade #1.Photo: Also intergrade #1.Photo: Flicker intergrade #2 at Sonoma State UniversityPhoto: Intergrade #2.Photo: Intergrade #2.Photo: Intergrade #1Photo: The stately Pileated Woodpecker, Annadel State Park.Photo: Steve scopes the fringes of San Francisco from Ft. Mason.Photo: Birders enjoying one of Monterey County's hottest hotspots, Andrew Molera State Park.Photo: Mary Wiznewski studies Bald Eagles at Paicines Reservoir.Photo: Winter birding along the streambed of Tres Pinos Creek, San Benito County.Photo: Watching for rails from the now-removed Waldo's Dike on Tomales Bay, Marin County.Photo: Leaving Waldo's Dike after a successful rail-watching session.Photo: Searching for seabirds at Pt. Lobos, Monterey County.Photo: Lark Sparrows flock in huge numbers some winters in the Panoche Valley, San Benito County.Photo: One of Panoche Valley's wintering Lark Sparrows.Photo: "Sooty" Fox Sparrow overwintering in the San Francisco Bay Area.Photo: A Rusty Blackbird joined the scavenging flock of Brewer's Blackbirds one winter in a Sunnyvale grocery store parking lot!Photo: Townsend's Warblers commonly overwinter at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County.Photo: The prehistoric chiton is exposed at the year's lowest tide, Pt Lobos State Reserve, Monterey County.Photo: Stunning sealife exposed at the year's lowest tide, Pt Lobos State Reserve, Monterey County.Photo: Corals and urchins exposed at the year's lowest tide, Pt Lobos State Reserve, Monterey County.Photo: More sealife exposed at the year's lowest tide, Pt Lobos State Reserve, Monterey County.Photo: Baby harbor seal, Pt Lobos State Reserve, Monterey County.Photo: Baby harbor seal, Pt Lobos State Reserve, Monterey County.Photo: Northern fur seal on the rocks at Pt Lobos State Reserve, Monterey County.Photo: Raft of California sea otters, Moss Landing.Photo: Sea Otters at Moss Landing.Photo: Snowy Egret skulking at Palo Alto Baylands.Photo: American and Eurasian Green-winged teals, side-by-sidePhoto: A mess of hungry ducks at Lake Merritt, Oakland.Photo: Tufted Duck, a rare but regular visitor to Lake Merritt.Photo: Tufted Duck and Lesser Scaup, Lake Merritt.Photo: Lesser and Greater scaups with a female Canvasback at Lake Merritt.Photo: Duck flock at Lake MerrittPhoto: The diminutive Mew Gull, Princeton Harbor, Half Moon Bay.Photo: Young Glaucous-winged GullPhoto: Adult and immature Ring-billed Gulls, Lake Merritt.Photo: Fledgling Western Gull over Monterey Bay.Photo: Sandpipers on the beach at Half Moon Bay.Photo: Striking Black OystercatcherPhoto: Black Oystercatcher at Pt LobosPhoto: Black Turnstone scouring the rocks during low tide, Pt Lobos State Reserve.Photo: Black Oystercatcher resting at Pt LobosPhoto: Western and Least sandpipers on the rocks at Coyote Point, San Mateo CountyPhoto: "Rock-pipers" at Coyote Point, San Mateo CountyPhoto: Mountain Plover overwintering in Solano CountyPhoto: More Mountain Plovers, Solano County farmlandsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: