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Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Jan-09 - 01:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
There are six national wildlife refuges in a two-county area north of Sacramento, a major stop on the Pacific Flyway. I took my wife birdwatching there today, and it was a perfect experience. This Google image search will give you an idea of what we saw, thousands and thousands of birds - snow geese, white-fronted geese, pintails, cinnamon teals, mallards, redwing blackbirds, coots, lots of redtail hawks, and two great horned owls.
With my binoculars, I looked across the water toward the Sutter Buttes, and the sky was completely full of geese.
We saw the two owls just at sunset - one in a tree, and one flying past right in front of us.
Reminds me how nice it is to live in California.