but after it ended spring fever hit me and I loaded the photography gear and headed out to some of my favorite spots in central California. My first stop was Putah Creek where for some unknown reason, diving ducks congregate. My quarry was the hooded merganser and after a lot of distant shots, one came close enough for a good image.
Then it was off to Moss Landing and Elkhorn Slough, a small bay on the coast just north of Monterey. The area abounds with marine life, sea otters, sea lions, seals and shorebirds in the mud flats.
Snacking on a crab
Harbor Seals & Gulls
Whimbrel (eating crab)
From Moss Landing I headed inland to Pinnacles National Park hoping to get some photos of the California condors that are now occupying that area. No luck on condors but there was lots of other wildlife and scenic opportunities.
Pinnacles National Park-The Pinnacles
Wild Turkeys (The Boys!)
Next month I’m headed to Panama for more bird photography.