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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Northern California Trip Part II

                Here are some more photos from our northern California Trip in late August.

The Pinnacles at Pinnacles National Park 

Acorn Woodpecker - Pinnacles

California Scrub-Jay - Pinnacles

California Condor - Pinnacles NP

California Condor - Life Bird for me 
Sharon and I wading in Rogue River near Selma, Oregon

Greater Roadrunner at Lake Isabella - Kern County, CA

Greater Roadrunner

Roosevelt Elk - Redwoods National Park
Sharon inside a giant Redwood tree

Another Giant Redwood

Battery Park Lighthouse - Crescent City, CA

Crab in tidal pool at Crescent City outside of Redwoods NP

Proof positive that Big Foot exist - Crescent City CA

Black Oystercatcher - Crescent City
Western Gulls

Smoke Jumper Airplane used to parachute firefighters into fire area
Al the Smoke Jumper

Shasta Dam - wider than Hoover dam and more concrete

Shasta Dam - Rattlesnakes in the rocks below

A quick visit to Rosie the Riveter National Monument
Mural at Arcata Marsh
Two Long-billed Curlews at Arcata Marsh near San Francisco
Great Blue Heron, Great Egrets, Black-crowned Night-Heron and Snowy Egrets
Wild Turkeys

Trinidad Lighthouse north of Eureka CA

California Poppy - near Trinidad Lighthouse

Yellow-billed Magpie - only found in California

Yellow-billed Magpie

Yellow-billed Magpie - these were outside of Pinnacles National Park
And finally a gas station sign in Cutting, CA

Friday, September 2, 2016

Northern California Trip August 2016

          Here are some photos of our first two days in Northern California visiting some National Parks and other interesting places. Hope you enjoy. I don't have the time to write up a journal at this time so all you get are photos.
Al watching Clark's Nutcrackers

Sharon hiking to the mudpots in Lassen

Lake Helen in Lassen Nat'l Park

Al at large Lava Rock
           We were glad we stopped at this rock pull off. As soon as we got out of the car we heard all kinds of birds making a racket. Sharon told me to come look at this bird and when I did it turned out to be a Northern Pygmy-Owl. This is only the second one that I've seen.
Another lake shot in Lassen
California Rock Squirrel

Lodgepole Chipmunk

Golden-mantled Squirrel 
Lava Tube

Another Lava Tube

They call this a Lava Chimney
Impressive shark swimming through a mudflat

Harry & David's Nut store in Oregon

I think these are lupines of some sort

Gray Flycatcher (bottom bird)
Mt Shasta

Mt Shasta above treeline