Harrison Street View of the Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge San Francisco
The second famous bridge of San Francisco.

Two Trees, Many Rocks, and A Flag

Two oak trees on a hill
A beautiful day at the end of the north fork of San Antonio Road, Petaluma California.

Shade Tree

Shade Tree with cattle
Shade on a hot day. I St Extension, Petaluma California.

All Leading to a resting cow

resting cow, oak tree and gully on a hillside
At the end of San Antonio Road in Petaluma California.

Resting

tree bent over
A California live oak tree bent over against a golden field of grass.

“Mom, Happy Mother’s Day”

2 snowy egrets with their mother.
Two snowy egrets are in their nest with their mother. This photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery in Santa Rosa, California.

Black Crown Heron Demanding Food

Black Crown Heron hatchling demand food.
This chick is less than a week old, and is demanding. This photo was taken, at the W. 9th St. rookery in Santa Rosa, California.

Red Shouldered Hawk

Checking its surroundings. This photo was taken at Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, CA.

Red Shouldered Hawk Waiting for its Mate

Hawk standing on the edge of the nest
This hawk was sitting in the nest with only a head showing when it climbed up. Its mate showed up shortly thereafter. This photo was taken at the Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, California.

A Pair of Red Shouldered Hawks

A pair of red tail hawks
The mate had just flown in and was feeding the young. Photographed at Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, California.

Protection

Great egret extending her wing over her hatchlings.
This is a similar photo published earlier. This one has the mother’s head turned to give her a greater connection to her hatchlings. This photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

results the Mating Ritual

two night herons mating
Following the mating ritual these two black crowned night herons mated. This photograph was taken at the 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California

Conflict, Welcome or I want your attention?

two birds
By watching cow egrets and other bird behaviors, it appears that these two may be paired and one is greeting the other after returning. Although, it does appear that one is ignoring the other.

Long Neck

Night heron extending its neck.
We normally don’t see night herons extending their necks. This one makes me realize that this species of herons do have long necks. Taken at the W. 9th St. rookery, Santa Rosa, California. To know more about the habits of this bird go to the Audubon website, https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/black-crowned-night-heron

A Pair of Great Egrets Greeting Each Other

birds
W. 9th St. rookery in Santa Rosa, California

Apple Tree Blossoms

apple blossoms
This tree grows in our backyard. It produces golden delicious apples that are wonderful.

Sonoma County Vineyard with Early Sping Mustard Growing

Spring Vineyard
Look down from Nelligan Road over the Kunde Family Vineyards to Hwy CA-12.

Autumn in the Sonoma County Vineyards

Fall in the Sonoma County Vineyards
Looking up from CA-12 over the Kunde Family Vineyards toward Nelligan Rd.

An Iconic Bridge

A Postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge

A Magnificent Ficus Tree

This tree is located on CA-74 in Palm Desert California. It is about 30′ or 9 meters tall.
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