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Wild Parrots of San Diego

By Brad R Lewis | May 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Wild Parrots of San Diego
Wild Lilac-crowned Parrot

Wild Lilac-crowned Parrots (Amazona finschi) of San Diego On a recent road trip to San Diego – Coronado Island I came out of my hotel and there were 6 Wild Parrots in the tree squawking up a storm.   Unfortunately I was on my way to work and did not have time for photos.  That evening at…

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Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch – Trail Status May 2017

By Brad R Lewis | May 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch – Trail Status May 2017
Harvey Bear Ranch

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park Trail Status May 2017 The park is now open to horse and bike riders but some trails remained closed.  This week was a busy week for the maintenance crew at the park, many of the trails have been mowed and leveled. The trails that are closed are Gaviota, Mendoza, Rancho…

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Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch – Trail Status April 2017

By Brad R Lewis | May 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch – Trail Status April 2017
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park Trail Status April 2017 Last weekend was the end of April and the Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park trail system is still closed to bikes and horses due to erosion from the winter storms.  Signs around the park state the trails have been surveyed and they are working on…

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Bald Eagle Nest – Milpitas California

By Brad R Lewis | Apr 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Bald Eagle Nest – Milpitas California
Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle Nest This year there is a Bald Eagle nest in Milpitas, CA.  The nest is east of Alviso in the south bay and near an elementary school.  There has been plenty of publicity about this nesting pair including the evening news.  Teachers, parents and kids all like stopping by to ask about the…

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Tule Elk – San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

By Brad R Lewis | Jan 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Tule Elk – San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
Tule Ellk

  Tule Elk – San Luis National Wildlife Refuge San Luis National Wildlife Refuge is located in Northern California off highway 5 and north of Los Banos – Google Maps Link.  On New Years Day it was a cool, wet, windy morning and I arrived just after sunrise.  In my past visits I often see…

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Snowy Plovers At Estero Bay

By Brad R Lewis | Nov 27, 2016 | 1 Comment
Snowy Plover

Snowy Plovers at Estero Bay – Morro Bay November is a great month for birding at Morro Bay.  I also had the pleasure of hanging out with a birding friend Mike Baird.  We spent a couple afternoons birding around Morro Bay but I must admit spending the afternoon and evening with Mike and the Snowy…

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Sandhill Cranes Home For Winter – Merced California

By Brad R Lewis | Oct 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Sandhill Cranes Home For Winter – Merced California
Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes – Merced National Wildlife Refuge It is always nice to see the Sandhill Cranes come home to the Central Valley for the winter.  It was a cloudy drizzly day and a good day for photography – although the Sandhill Cranes, a couple thousand, were keeping to themselves in the distance.  The NWR refuge…

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Leucistic Anna’s Hummingbird, Arboretum UCSC

By Brad R Lewis | Jul 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Leucistic Anna’s Hummingbird, Arboretum UCSC
Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird

I recently had the honor to not only see but to photograph a leucistic hummingbird, which is a Anna’s Hummingbird at the Arboretum UC Santa Cruz.  Additionally there were normal Anna’s Hummingbirds, Allen’s Humming birds and a nest with 2 Anna’s Hummingbirds. What a great day for picture taking. Bird and birds in flight photography…

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Nikon D500 Review – Birds in Flight and more

By Brad R Lewis | May 30, 2016 | 1 Comment
Double-crested Cormorant, Herring Gull

This is not intended to be a qualitative review but examples of bird photos using the new Nikon D500 camera. It was typical may day on long the coast at near Estero Bay, just north of Morro Bay, a cool, windy day with a mixture of clouds and bright sunlight.  I had just received a…

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Common Murre – Uria aalge – Bird Gallery

By Brad R Lewis | Apr 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Common Murre – Uria aalge – Bird Gallery
Common Murre

While on a Princess Monterey Whale Watching cruise there were Common Murre – Uria aalge out in the bay.  

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