Sorry it has taken me so long to post more photos from the BwBTC outing.
Others have already posted their accounts and photos of the day.
I will be posting this in three parts…Mostly because I have a hard time weeding out photos..It was a beautiful area.
We started our morning meeting at 8am at the parking lot of Sacramento National Wildlife Refugee..
Coastal range mountains in the background. Autumn colors
It was very chilly! We were all bundled up as you can see.
We all gather and do the walking tour.
Snow Geese fly overhead
Turkey Vultures warm themselves in the morning sun
On the drive up we saw thousands in the air…so it seemed promising that we would find them here.At the far pond we find a nice assortment of ducks. Cheryl, found a beaver Dam. Most of the ponds we passed weren't very birdie…but it was just beautiful The reflectionsReflections and fall foliage Beautiful Golds in the trees and reds in some of the grasses. So instead of birds here… I will show you how lovely it was But look…two blackbirds hanging out in the reeds.Awesome snow capped mountains Paths lined with grasses….. Marshy areas with bright greens and blues.. More mountain views…. Do you know what bird this is? Well it had us stumped for a bit.. And….see all those tiny black dots in the sky?
Those are ducks…thousands of ducks..
From our very chilly morning walk we all returned to our cars to do the Auto Tour..
Stay tuned for Part 2…the Auto Tour