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A very early walk around Searsville Lake with a colleague from Acterra. We watched the almost-full moon set behind the pink waves of fog, and the borderline of sunrise creep down the hills, across the San Andreas Fault, then across Searsville Lake. Aah, warmth!

A kildeer, with chick, stood right next to the road, well before sunrise. These ground-nesting plovers seem very vulnerable. Still, they persist.

Mid- to late-spring flowers abound. Birds and bunnies begin their day, anticipating the sun.
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) with ChickKilldeer (Charadrius vociferus)Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) (3)Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) (4)Ghost HeronGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) in FlightGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) in Flight (2)Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Coming In for a LandingGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Coming In for a Landing (2)Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Coming In for a Landing (3)Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) in Flight (3)Anne Sanquini on Searsville DamSearsville Lake at DawnSearsville Lake at Dawn (2)California Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum) in BloomCaspian Tern (Sterna caspia) (?)Searsville Lake at Dawn (3)SkullSearsville Lake at Dawn (4)Fog Waves above Skyline

Guestbook for 5/2/2018 Early Morning around Searsville Lake
Dexter Hake(non-registered)
Dan, again these are wonderful! Dawn is the best time to enjoy nature.
Thank you.
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