Friday, November 13, 2009

Cosumnes Birding

Howdee all,

Two Days ago Geno brought us to Cosumes River PreserveConsumnes birding_042

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     Lots of Ducks

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We saw Northern Pintail, Cinnamon Teal, Mallards,Gadwall.Shovlers, Green Winged Teal, Buffleheads, Ring necked ducks and Tons of Greater white fronted Geese

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   See the Cinnamon color on the left Cinnamon teal..and the black and white of the Northern Pintail?Consumnes birding_034

Cinnamon Teal

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  Black Necked Stilt

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  Too Busy eating to pose for me

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I believe this is a Golden Crowned Sparrow..

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From Cosumnes we headed to Woodbridge to check out the Sandhill Cranes

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Tundra Swans in the distance…Sandhill Crane in the foreground

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We saw many Sandhills Consumnes birding_155

Jeff Digiscoped these…I love the red heart shape on their face..

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Love birds.. Consumnes jeffs pics_003 Yours TrulyConsumnes jeffs pics_004 Lots of Coot Consumnes birding_185And a Digiscoped Kestrel by Jeff…

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We saw 49 species in total

A Great day of birding..Thanks Geno!


  1. The first time I saw one I couldn't believe the intensity of the Cinnamon Teal's color.

  2. Wow, that's a lot of birding for one day. I especially like the ducks in a row, the ones that didn't pose.;-)

  3. Sounds like a Fabulous day for birding! LOVE that Cinnamon Teal.... reminds me of Thanksgiving for some reason...has such Autumnal colors :)

  4. What a great birding day. I love the ducks. Great shots. My favorites were the closeup of the Sandhill Cranes.

  5. What beauties!! I'd have been moving that scope around like a mad woman trying to see every single one! Wow!

  6. Looks like it was an awesome trip! And I do think those three ducks *were* posing for you, in their own way--kind of like little kids doing handstands in the pool!

  7. What a super day Dawn! I'm glad you made it to Cosumnes to see the Cranes. I didn't know about Woodbridge Reserve. Did you go on your own to the part open to the public? Looks like a great spot!

    The photos are awesome, especially the cranes. I love the "Love Birds" shot and the close-up above it. My favorite thing about the Sandhill Cranes is their prehistoric call.

  8. Dawn-Thanks for visiting my blog. You do a better job of posting regularly than I do. I enjoyed the pictures of the mushrooms you found in Oregon. We just returned from visiting grand kids south of Portland. No time to look for mushrooms with a five year old, two year old and a 7 month old. The eleven year old wants to go fly fishing and mushroom hunting. The kids has potential.

  9. Oh wow!! What a wonderful day, and I just LOVE those Sandhill Cranes with their beautiful heart-heart shaped foreheads. Such lovely photos. I also love that little mini duck island. It's so cute!


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