October 2016 Bay Area Local Wildlife "Point Reyes Tule Elk in trouble between ranchers and conservationists" I returned to Point Reyes and could not locate nearly as many elk as I have in the past. Once home, I found this link on line...
Hopefully, these issues will be settled soon. For wildlife Point Reyes is still worth the long ride. The roads out there need maintenance in a bad way. They are in terrible condition as well as being narrow. On weekends there are many bicyclists, be careful and patient. In my trip to Point Reyes I saw Elk, Whales spotted from South beach area, coyotes, deer and many birds of prey. Photos really did not work out so well as bad lighting, terrible angles and perhaps slow reactions on my part contributed. But that's what I love about nature photography, "you can not set up anything," you can only react to what they will allow." Makes me respect them more...*Cropped photo above was taken on Oct. 1st. Close as I could get to the only heard I could find.
Back to other bay area animals viewed recently in our bay area, starting with the eyes of the osprey.
|Osprey taken at Los Vaqueros Alameda end of reservoir.|
|Carpenter bee on Passion vine in Brentwood. Thanks Michael for pointing out" That's not a bumble bee, that bee is covered in pollen."|
|Gold finch at San Pablo reservoir|
|White tailed kite in Oakley|
|Osprey taken at Clifton Ct. Byron|
|Black tail youngster at Point Reyes|
|Golden eagle in eastern CC County|
|Swainson hawk (youngster) from the group I watch in Byron area. Have a good flight south buddy!|
|Black tail youngster in the Alhambra Valley area W/O Martinez|