Monthly Archives: June 2015

American White Pelicans in Chick feeding plumage

Last Firday, 6-19-2015, we did 10 mile loop on bike from Alviso Marina. We saw quite few White Pelicans in Pond 9.  Some of them had grey crown.  Some says they are in Chick-feeding plumage… The levy between Pond 9 and … Continue reading

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Mute Swan Near Bel Marin Keys, Novato, CA

We drove to Novato last Sunday.  We didn’t see may birds in the marsh area, but we saw  Mute Swans swimming in a pond by Bel Marin Keys Blvd.  “Merlin”, the app, says “Uncommon”.

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Egret Colony on Google Campus

I visited the egret colony on the Google campus in Mountain view on Sunday.    They blocked off a section of Shorebird Way to through traffic to protect the birds.  I saw many nests high up on the sycamore trees, and … Continue reading

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Green Heron, Avocet and Stilt Nesting@ Sunnyvale WPCP

I participated in a SCVAS field trip at the City of Sunnyvale Landfill today.  We saw many Red-Winged Black Birds and Barn swallows, but the ponds were very quiet except for  some White Pelicans, Eaglets, Stilts and Avocets.  Some Avocets and Stilts were … Continue reading

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Alviso Marina -Juvenile Black Phoebe

I took my new Tamron lens to Alviso Marina, but it was so heavy I only walked less than a mile.   It didn’t look very birdy, but found a juvenile Black Phoebe in the marsh by the boardwalk.  I … Continue reading

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San Tomas Aquino Bike Trail 5/31/2015

We went for a quick bike ride on San Tomas Aquino trail  late Sunday afternoon! We saw baby Shoveler ducklingsswimming in San Tomas Aquino Creek!!!  A family of Canada Goose were eating weeds?   The juveniles are growing up very quickly, … Continue reading

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chickadee in my backyard May 31, 2015

Chikadees are getting used to having me around, and I was able to finally take a picture.  What a beautiful bird!

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