Category Archives: Photo Essay

The story of the elk and the tripod


Near where I live, in the heart of the Point Reyes National Seashore, there is an elk preserve. It is thousands of acres and holds somewhere in the vicinity of 400 Tule Elk. Chances are generally quite good that you … Continue reading

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The Elegant Tern of the Seasons (and no, “auto-correct” did not goof the title)


New Orion twinkled above me as I slid my kayak into the water this morning. I clicked off my headlamp and paddled into the slowly brightening day, my paddlerocketing me my gentle paddle strokes easing me into the coming adventure. … Continue reading

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The Marbled Godwit: An essay in photos


I must begin this with a quick, simple explanations of the birds “interesting” name. It has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with Olde English. God meaning “good”, and wit or withe meaning “creature”. So the Marbled … Continue reading

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The Peregrine and the Gull


New I was paddling my kayak through the Giacomini Wetlands, and I was watching two juvenile Northern Harriers (Marsh Hawk, Circus cyaneus) as they dove and swooped upon each other in the skies above. I lost them for a few … Continue reading

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The Walking Loon


New It sounds like the name of a micro-brew beer or a smaller wineries label, but it is actually something that grudgingly happens in nature. You see, loons aren’t really made to walk. Their build… not designed for walking. Ponderous … Continue reading

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Bath time: A feathered adventure in photos


New Today’s post is simply a fun series of images of Black Turnstones (a shorebird that we commonly have here on Tomales Bay) taking a bath. I captured these photographs from my kayak on a grey and foggy day.I don’t … Continue reading

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The Male Kestrel: An essay of photos


New In my last post I showed photos of a female Kestrel, and then discussed some of the identifying characteristics that we could see. Today, I will be showing my photographs of male Kestrels, and describing some of the ways … Continue reading

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Female Kestrels in flight: An essay of photos


New Kestrels are a fun, marvelous little bird to watch. They are the smallest raptor we have here in the United States (although not by much, a female kestrel can actually be larger than a male Merlin or male Sharp-shinned … Continue reading

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Kayaking Drake’s Estero: A tour of photos


New If you’ve kayaked Tomales Bay, you have not kayaked Drake’s Estero. The Estero is unlike anywhere else I know of, especially if you are strong of mind and body and decide to kayak a little farther. An amazing astounding … Continue reading

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Gulls and starfish: An almost disturbing essay in photos


New Gulls eating starfish are by no means a phenomenon, as I come across them at least a few times a year. It does not however seem to be their staple diet. It can be a little disturbing to watch … Continue reading

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The Klamath Basin: My introduction to lava tubes, and I am told where to find the eagles


New I had only seen the narrow strips of land within my headlights on my drive into Lava Beds National Monument, so when I woke, it was to an unfamiliar landscape. Volcanic rock, scrub and trees dominated the nearby landscape, … Continue reading

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The Klamath Basin: The beginning of the adventure (A tour of photos)


New The Journey and the Reason for it This past winter I went on a Bald Eagle hunt. I had heard for several years about an area on the border of California and Oregon, that has one of the highest … Continue reading

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