Sunrise with a bridge and birds

Now that Lastech is working days and has to get up early, we rise before the roosters on his days off to go adventuring. Sunday was no exception. We headed out around 0530. First we went out to Treasure Island. The new east span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge just opened. The view from the island won’t be pretty during the day until the old span is removed, which is supposed to take about 3 years. It looks lovely in the dark though.

San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
I love it. You can just see a bit of the old span in the background.

While we were there, we realized that the sunrise looked to be a rather good one. We headed off to Bayfront Park in Millbrae. Yes, I wrote about it before. It turned out to be a fabulous place to watch the sunrise, the birds, AND the planes.

Sunrise
Sunrise from Bayfront Park

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise
The tide was out and the shorebirds were hunting for food

sunrise

sunrise

sunrise
Plane coming in for a landing

There were birds to watch

sunrise
Snowy egret
Great Egret fishing for breakfast
Great Egret fishing for breakfast
Egret has fishy noms
Egret has fishy noms
The Great Egret was still hungry
The Great Egret was still hungry
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Egret stalking fish
sunrise
Airplane NOT hunting for noms

We followed the trail south for a ways

The brown pelican was hunting for noms
The brown pelican was definitely hunting for noms
Graceful pelican
Graceful approach
Shorebird
Shorebird
San Bruno Mountain and the airport. The writing on the side of the mountain says "South San Francisco Industrial City". It not part of San Francisco, but a city in its own right.
San Bruno Mountain and the airport. The writing on the side of the mountain says “South San Francisco Industrial City”. It not part of San Francisco, but a city in its own right.
Pelican
Pelican
Great Egret
Great Egret
Pelican launching into flight with a grebe in the background
Pelican launching into flight with a grebe in the background

Poor Lastech had a heck of a time getting me to quit taking pictures. Every time I would head to the car, I saw another bird. The water was almost as smooth as glass, so watching the birds skimming over it was great. We’ll go back soon. I hope you enjoyed the pics.


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2 Replies to “Sunrise with a bridge and birds”

  1. Very very beautiful pictures. The reflections of the birds on the water are great and your sunset pictures are wonderful too.

    I love your new Halloween masthead! As much as I love kittehs, I sure hope I never run into one of the vampire kind. It’s been hard to get into the fall and Halloween spirit around here — it still feels like summer. Hope you have a good weekend!

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