Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Surf And Dogs








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Surfer and Dogs pics from Shelter Cove by the Breakwater...Surf 'soup' from Black Sand Beach, which is a Shore Break...the best riding Surf looked to be out front of the Airstrip, but, I'm guessing, is tough to surf there because of the Rocks...I have some more 'soup' pics from thereabout, and along the Coast, and, well, it was like a hundred mile or so horizontal water fall for several days!...Dog clip from Black Sand...Dogs just showed up, I had had the Beach to myself, and think Dogs lived up the hill...Dogs brought me a stick, and I obliged....hereabout, sunny blueblue, some clouds at sunset, cool...paddled out to Two Top Pine Meadow for Sunset pics, but no color...quiet...returned along the River and through the Woods...quiet...Acorn, Ouzel, calls...report of Hawk, Redtail, at Bobcat Meadow..

Monday, January 30, 2012

Camp Tule Lake






Letter from friend, W., came today, giving me a headsup about Bird Festival at Klamath Falls during Presidents' Day Weekend...put in for a week's vacation, but co-workers have that week off, so maybe...and maybe another friend, who was at Camp Tule Lake, might tag along...lot of maybes, but it would be a cool rollabout...hereabout, sat awhile at the Cottonwoods at Ozone Beach in the afternoon...Ravens about...clip for sometime...paddled around the Inside Loop counterclockwise...quietquiet...Kinglet call..and sighted Pileated Woodpecker on Tall Snag by the Cement Block in the Backyard...just as I sighted with the newer camera, Pileated disappeared, into the Snag, I think...Snag has lots of Holes...sunny mostly hazy almost cloudy cool...Kodak, I read, heard, somewhere, is in bankruptcy...with this in mind, I browsed cameras on amazon last night, and snagged the 30x Kodak point and shoot for $211....I just cant do handheld clips with the newer camera, canon's t2, and on tripod, panning is tough too...and if I ever happen on Bobcat, like I have, or Hawk, I want the long lens point and shoot with, and it's versatility...the old s3 is fine, but doesn't have hd clip feature...so now I'll have that...curious to see how a different make does--have only used canon to date for the blog...I depend on Kodak Gallery for prints...curious to see what's up...brb...yes...Kodak's boat needs bailing....Kodak had one of the very first digital cameras, actually it attached to a film camera, and can be seen here at wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodak_DCS-100

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Seagull Bluff










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I need to check what section of Road Seagull Bluff was at...before Bodega Bay, I think...same place about where I got pics of Soaring Hawk...it was a High Bluff...not the highest...that would be Cow Bluff!...anyway, pics up last pics of that long Monday....Bolinas Lagoon last two pics before Golden Gate pic...was happy to get pic of Gate...Prime Pullouts were crowded with photogs!...I often have a mini culture shock coming out of the Valley after a long while to visit Town, especially a Big Town...and the long rollabout had for the most part been on Country Roads...a minor accident jammed traffic just past Golden Gate Park on Hwy. 1.... stuck awhile, then to Marina in the Dark...this section of Coast I haven't seen in Daylight for decades,...hereabout,  Chickaree pic on way to Breakfast...on return, heard Hawk in the Woods...Redshoulder, call seemed....sunny blueblue haze, cool...Seagull was nearby when I pulled over, I passed on pic, and Seagull flew off when another car pulled over...then Seagull flew back, as if to say, 'well?'.

Hawks

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Hawk pics from Westport to Mt. Tam...third pic is Kite...rest all Redtails, I think...saw a few Kestrels...saw more than a few more Hawks...but too few pullouts!...first part of clip at such...and Hawk soaring from Bluff...I had thought to go all the way out to Point Reyes Light House, the Bluffs there, and try for Soaring Hawk clip...but had chance nearing Bodega Bay, I think...Hawk was right over beside Road, and drop to the Ocean...Sun so bright, I couldn't quite see the lcd screen, and I forget I can adjust for exposure while doing video with the newer camera, so I got Hawk soaring against White Sky...this happened too with Hawk in first part of clip...and, a white sky background is kinda cool, and Hawk's Feathers better exposed...I've had this happen before, and have in mind to be more deliberate, and try for some clips, and pics, with white sky...some of these pics were 'hard fought' sorta speak, like Hawk over Rocks...just to glimpse Hawk there was good fortune, and finding pull out, walking back, being careful of traffic, and so on, made pics very problematic!...pics, inspite of being blurry farfar aways, have a charm for me--I recall how difficult it was to take them!....hereabout, today, sunny blueblue hazy, warm, spring like...at Lunch, at Ozone Cottonwoods: Acorn call, and Bats...clip should be at bottom, but editing, for some reason, is being problematic...google has made it possible to line up and post a lot of pics at once, and if one uploads, and then adds pic. or clip, it no longer goes to the last spot...maybe it goes where the text cursor is, or something...hmmph...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Point Arena





There was another Blue Heron with Cows at Point Arena, which is on the visit list...lots of open Field with trails, and the Light House...and google didn't save my typing, and bumped me off page, so I'm trying to rewrite...and the Light House....a visit sometime...at Lunch: sat awhile under the Cottonwoods at Ozone Beach...Ouzel,
Acorn call, Pygmy Owl Call...sunny blueblue, cool....report of Bobcat by the Chapel...first time I have report of Bobcat thereabout..a few more pics and clips, Hawks, from Monday, and I want to post up the pics from Black Sand Beach..for sometime...I'm sleepy...

Thursday, January 26, 2012


















After Breakfast, and with time, and the Weather clear, I rolled back up to Westport, and Deer Beach, from Ft. Bragg...pics up taken along the way...Hawk was still on a Pole on return, last pic up...Surf pics at Deer Beach...Graveyard Hawk thereabout...I made visit hereabout to see if Ospreys were about...no luck...last Summer, Kestrel was at Graveyard...Buzz Birds on wire before Deer Beach...Canada Geese, Blue Heron with Cow, and Raven, on the flat section before Westport...Hawk on Poles (went pole to pole a lot!) on the up section from 10 Mile River, I think...I wanted to visit the Dunes at 10 Mile River, but time...and no luck for Osprey there either...(oh...the pic of Four Eagles on the Ice from Tule Lake--I think the front Eagle is Osprey eating Fish!)....pics from Monday morning... Monday was a very long Day, as I pulled into Marina about eight pm that Evening...and have a few more pics, and clips, from that Day...for tomorrowmorrow....at Lunch today: sat awhile under the Ozone Cottonwoods...Acorn Woodpeckers, Mallard, Bat, and knockdown Sunset..couldn't reach Two Top Pine Meadow in time for Sunset pic, so stayed at Ozone...yesterday, at Lunch, same, and without camera, so missed pic when Antlered Buck walked right passed me...sunny hazy, clouds at evening, cold...Raccoon on the Backdock at work...I need like a little mini point and shoot camera with long lens I can keep in my pocket!...been meaning to get case for cell phone I can carry on belt...it's camera works pretty good...Birds like Graveyards...undisturbed open area with Trees, and lots of Perches!