Zenfolio | Photography by Dan Quinn | 3/3/2018 Great Blue Heron, Grinding Rock, and More
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Modified 7-Mar-18
Created 6-Mar-18
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Variable spring weather wets a great blue heron, a western scrub jay, two newts, and springtime walks starting at Searsville Lake. I attended a seminar as the clouds gathered, then led a tour in the wind, spattering rain, clearing, rain again. I missed a good view of the rainbow -- during a tour, I tend to focus more on the guests than on my photography. Helen helped this time, allowing me a few snapshots -- including pauses to snap the two newts with my iPhone, as the tour members took their memory shots as well.
Old Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) in SunshineOld Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) and Cloudy SkyGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Hunding in GrasslandGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Hunding in GrasslandWestern Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) on Branch of Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia)Searsville LakeSearsville Lake TrailHound's Tongue (Cynoglossum grande) and Warrior's Plume (Pedicularis densiflora)Woodland TrailCoastal Range Newt (Taricha torosa torosa)Second Coastal Range Newt (Taricha torosa torosa)Tafoli on Rattlesnake RockSpringtime on the Herb Dengler TrailEmerging Buckeye LeavesGrinding Rock