These images are collected from my visits to Jasper Ridge. They show bird behavior; birds in flight; and a rare bird for Jasper Ridge, the Phainopepla. There are rare photos of Kites exchanging prey in the air, and many images of the Acorn Woodpeckers near the Sun Docent Center -- a communist matriarchal society in action. Enjoy!
Organized by bird. Birds are then roughly organized by location: Escobar Gate; the ridge; tagging birds near Road D above Searsville Lake; wetlands near Searsville Lake, Trail 13; around the Sun Docent Center; Searsville Dam & Lake.
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For more photographs of juvenile and adult kites, perhaps at Jasper Ridge, check out Peter La Tourrette's web sites: <http://www.birdphotography.com/species/wtki.html> for Kites; <http://www.stanford.edu/~petelat1/> for many birds at Jasper Ridge; and <http://www.birdphotography.com/> for everything. For wonderful photos of Kites exchanging prey in the air, and a discussion, see <http://philseu.blogspot.com/>. This is also in the San Francisco Bay Area.
© Photography by Dan Quinn