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Created 7-Jun-12
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Here are a few images from the 2012 Palo Alto Summer Bird Count -- the transect from Escobar Gate at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. It was a small group, and I captured good (or almost good) images of only a small portion of the birds seen and/or heard. To me, the large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds, on the ridge far from the lake, was the most interesting. I also ran into a buck in velvet, near Escobar Gate in the early morning. See "Adventures on a Smaller Scale" for the spiders, ants, and Mariposa Lilies I also saw this morning.
Buck in VelvetBuck & Doe in GrasslandsWestern Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)Juvenile Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)Five and Forty BlackbirdsBlackbirds Landing in GrasslandsBlackbird Landing on Serpentine RockBlackbirds on Serpentine RockGrasslands, Oak Woodlands, and Fog over SkylineGrasslandsValley Oak (Quercus lobata) in GrasslandsBird