Earlier that night, we saw dinosaurs!
After watching several of these for a while and thinking they were something exotic, I've concluded they're probably Song Sparrows:
We saw more elk, and this time I got a pic!
So we finally got to Matty's house in Cotati, CA, where he and his partner live. Matty has a hummingbird feeder out back, and we've been treated to several Anna's (I think) Hummingbirds:
We walked around the Sonoma State campus and saw this Black Phoebe:
And on our way back home, we saw this beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk:
This morning, AB and I drove up onto Sonoma Mountain - the mountain I used to see from my bedroom window when I lived here.
We saw a few cool birds, including Eurasian Collared Dove:
At least ten White-tailed Kites:
and a bunch of Wild Turkeys:
Today, went to the Jack London Historic Park:
Some California Quail:
AND MOST EXCITING! Acorn Woodpeckers! Bunches of them!
Today we went to Bodega Bay, and OF COURSE I didn't charge my camera battery or my phone, so I took no pics. However, I think I saw a Marbled Godwit and possibly a Pacific Loon!! But I can't be sure on either count, and so we're going back tomorrow with a fully charged camera -- we're hoping to see a whole bunch of things. Sadly I don't have my Shorebird Guide, which sucks -- I forgot it.
Until tomorrow, then, I'm hoping to see you again with a few more lifebirds!