Frogs and Snakes for Breakfast at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 4, 2011 - Caspian Tern On my way back up Marsh Rabbit Run, I (almost literally) ran into a Downy Woodpecker.  He was at my shoulder height at the front of a young tree, pecking away at the not-so-dead branches.  I haven't seen many Downies at Circle B this winter, and he was…... Read more

Quiet Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

September 11, 2010 - Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron A Downy Woodpecker flew in to pose in one of the trees by the lake.... Downy Woodpecker As we made our way back to the parking lot, we started to hear more gnatcatchers, and we passed a group of people who said they had seen Palm…... Read more

Cold Birdwatching at Circle B Bar Reserve

January 31, 2010 - Tree swallow This downy woodpecker distracted us on Marsh Rabbit Run.  Dyeyo really likes woodpeckers and his enthusiasm is catching.... Downy woodpecker The warblers started to come out as we headed back.  The light was so bad that I had to pull out my flash.  Other photographers kept asking me…... Read more

Bird-watching at Oakland Nature Preserve

January 13, 2008 - Birds Seen Today - Painted Bunting, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black and White Warbler, American Kestrel, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Gray Catbird, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Pheobe, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird Red-Shouldered Hawk Great Blue Heron Yellow-Rumped Warbler Yellow-Throated Warbler Downy…... Read more