Great-horned owl perching on a branch in the shade of a tree's leaves, looking straight at the camera


(July 13, 2017)  First, this photo, taken today on the Conservancy’s BKS preserve, is of…

close-up of two buttonwillow plants

Button, button, who’s got the button?

(June 29, 2017)  Often asked if I have favorites on the Conservancy’s preserves, I usually…

side profile of a Bald eagle perched on a branch of a bare tree against a clear blue sky

Bald is Beautiful

(May 2, 2017)  Yes, we’ve had Bald eagles in the Natomas Basin before, but rarely….

close-up of a large, white bird with a large wingspan and yellow beak in mid-flight over an area of TNBC Preserve

Aeronautical engineers: take note

(March 16, 2017)  Regarding this photo, taken this morning on the Conservancy’s flagship preserve (“BKS”),…

Burrowing owl standing in the grass looking at the camera

They’re Back!!!

(March 8, 2017) Those cute little Burrowing owls. Over the years, I’ve posted on this…

side profile view of a bald eagle standing in a shallow marsh area of the Preserve

Stand and salute

(March 8, 2017)  Okay, it’s America’s national bird, the Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).  Since the beginning…

Red-tail hawk just landing from flight on a corner of green 'No Trespassing' signage

Guilty of both charges

(December 28, 2016)  The red-tail hawks appear to be jockeying for a prized position on…

fencing around a water control structure in a grassy area along a marsh

Safety first

(December 28, 2016) Sometimes we have to do things that aren’t directly for the NBHCP’s…

close-up of Great-horned owl perched on an indoor wooden rafter looking down

Quit looking at me!

(December 16, 2016) This great horned owl, resting in the rafters on one of the…

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