Sunday, November 13, 2011

American River in November - The Salmon Cometh

I love going to the American River this time of year. The salmon are coming up for a late season spawn which bring the Gulls and the Vultures in droves to the river. Today was beautiful, 75 and sunny. I took my kids and spent a couple hours walking the river near Sunrise and the Fair Oaks bridge. We saw lots of fish, birds, ducks and vultures.

There are salmon in this pic. I used a polarized lens, but they are still hard to make out. But then that is Nature doing her job, making them blend into their environment, right? LOL

If you live in Sacramento or the surrounding area and you can take a trip down to the river, now's the time to do it. It's a great thing to experience, to see nature in action and see "the circle of life" up close and personal. It has been about 10 years since we have had the salmon in these numbers here in Sacramento. I think next week I might head to the fish hatchery. Hopefully the salmon will still be spawning in number and I can get some good pics.

Until next time, have a good one!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cosumnes River Preserve and Sandhill Cranes

Hi there! Well the skies cleared up just enough on Sunday for me to be able to head down to the Cosumnes River Preserve and checkout the sandhill cranes. I love these big birds. Every year they migrate here to Sacramento to winter over and breed.

I had the dog with me, so I could not get out and walk the preserve. All photo's were shot from the cab of the truck today.

Have a great week!!!