Category Archives: California

Winter Roadtrip 2016-3: Mohave National Preserve

After Joshua Tree, we headed northeast to the area bordering Arizona, Nevada, and California to avoid driving through LA traffic and its smog, and camped at Mohave National Preserve before making our way home to Washington. We first went to … Continue reading

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Winter Roadtrip 2016-2: Joshua Tree National Park-Cottonwood Area

I loved the Cottonwood campground.  There was hardly anyone there, and we were able to find a campsite where you can see the Sunset, and stars from our windows at night.  It was sunny and warmer, and there were quite … Continue reading

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Winter Roadtrip 2016-2: Joshua Tree National Park

1. Black Rock Canyon Area After driving through California for two days, we arrived at the Black Rock Canyon campground around 4:00 P.M on day four of our trip.  Finally, it was sunny, warm, and DRY!  Black Rock Canyon campground … 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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Los Gatos Creek 2/14/2015

I participated in a half day birding trip in Los Gatos Creek on Valentains day.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and birds were singing all over. Yellow-rumped Warbler It has a pale throat, so probably a first winter female.  Belted … Continue reading

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