Supersonic Man

January 24, 2012

Palo Alto Baylands

Filed under: birds,Photo — Supersonic Man @ 6:10 pm

I visited people in Menlo Park yesterday (CA, not NJ) and then briefly managed to look at the Palo Alto Baylands — a nature preserve of bay marshlands.  I was only there a few minutes but almost immediately saw two species I’d never photographed before, or in one case ever gotten a good look at before, to wit, the Northern Shoveler, which was present in large numbers.

There were also plenty of black-necked stilts, which I’d seen before but not photographed.  I even got one flying and landing, though the only really sharp picture of that group was after it was standing still.

There were avocets and godwits and ruddy ducks and goldeneyes… and a gray fox snoozing on the deck of an unoccupied building.

1 Comment »

  1. Call to Artists
    I am the Curator for the Eco Center at the East end of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. We are currently seeking quality images which reflect the spirit, fauna and flora of the Palo Alto Baylands. Pictures will be exhibited on a 20 foot art wall in the historic building built in 1941 by Architect Birge Clark. Images will be for sale and will hang for 3 to 6 months.
    If you are interested in having your images considered for this opportunity to display in a public space, please email your contact information including website to Karen Druker at Call 650 9418073 with questions.
    Thank you,
    Karen Druker
    Curator for the Eco Center
    (message written by Susanne Karlak, Photographer, for Karen Druker)

    Comment by Susanne — June 11, 2012 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

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