A few from Baylands Preserve

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I'm in Palo Alto these few days and today took some time to visit the Baylands. It's 100 ºF and I had to leave after walking for a few hours. I was without my usual birding gear and these were taken with the 80-400VR handheld.

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The heat made me dizzy and I missed the focus. But I was able to find a nest with a little one.

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Nice set Phil, you are in my neck of the woods (or bay:biggrin:) The baylands is one of our best birding areas.
 
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WOW! Wonderful shots, Phil! Next time you're out, be sure to take plenty of water. I especially like pelican and the phteasant! Nice shootin!
Thank you Dianne. And thanks for the reminder. Yes, we need a lot of water in this weather.

Very nice series of all the usual suspects. Well done.
Thank you very much Warren.

Beautiful series of shots Phil, I love the 2nd one.
Thank you Gordon. I'm very happy to see the Avocets as they are different from the ones we have.

Some beautiful shots Phil. Are to pick between the pheasant and the Avocet, both are my picks as to favorites. Well done!
Thank you Louie. I tracked the pheasant for quite a while and it came out to give me a nice capture.

Nice set Phil, you are in my neck of the woods (or bay:biggrin:) The baylands is one of our best birding areas.
Thank you Troy. It's really a nice place, and not far away. I can see how exciting it would be when the migrating birds arrive.
 

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hi phil-

i drive by there every day (and used to work right next to it, right by the exit at 101) and have always wondered if there's anything worth shooting. after seeing your photos, i should probably stop there one day!

the weather is uncomfortably hot this week. glad to see that you braved the heat to take good photos.

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Nice variety and beautiful images Phil. Be careful of that heat it can sneak up on you even after your outing.

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Great job Phil!! I have been to baylands before and captured that same red-necked pheasant. Although not as well as you.
 
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hi phil-

i drive by there every day (and used to work right next to it, right by the exit at 101) and have always wondered if there's anything worth shooting. after seeing your photos, i should probably stop there one day!

the weather is uncomfortably hot this week. glad to see that you braved the heat to take good photos.

ricky
Thank you Ricky. I'm sure the other locals can give you more information, but as far as I can see, it's a nice place to go.

Wonderful! Beautiful photos all Phil - you're making good use of your time in the area - how did these subjects compare to your normal ones at home?
Thank you Paul. The birds here, e.g. the Avocets, look slightly different from the Old World ones.

Amazing the BCNH allowed you to get so close. Fabulous series Phil!
Thank you Nick. Yes, it was sitting in a tree right above me and didn't seem to mind my presence.

Nice variety and beautiful images Phil. Be careful of that heat it can sneak up on you even after your outing.

Ray
Thank you Ray. Yes, the heat could be a big problem so I didn't stay too long.
 
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Phil these are terrific. Looks like the California birds have been treating you well.
Thank you Jim. Yes, they were nice to visitors. :biggrin:

Great job Phil!! I have been to baylands before and captured that same red-necked pheasant. Although not as well as you.
Thank you Jessie. The pheasant was walking quite close to me and I was very happy to capture it.

Phil,
thats what I call one heck of a productive walk indeed! Wow!
Beautiful work!
Kevin P.
Thank you Kevin. It's always nice shooting in a new place.
 

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