Caturday: Testing the new camera

I haven’t taken a huge amount of photos as I’m still learning my way around the camera. However, we did manage to go to Martinez on a bird hunt. We got lucky and there were a few birds we didn’t see last time. One nice thing about the camera though is that it seems to work well in low light and so it makes it easier to capture the pointy eared people. It also takes better action photos than the last one, so Pepi looks good in mid run.

Tito's closeup
Tito’s closeup
Miss Jenny's blue peepers
Miss Jenny’s blue peepers
Titanescu's stinkeye
Titanescu’s stinkeye
Here's Pepi having a run.
Here’s Pepi having a run.

As for the birds, here are a few. The fall migration is beginning to kick in, so we’ll try to make regular trips out there to what drops in to visit.

Teeny weeny itty bitty lizard. It was only about 3 inches long, including the tail.
Teeny weeny itty bitty lizard. It was only about 3 inches long, including the tail.
Black-necked stilts
Black-necked stilts
Napping Black-necked stilt
Napping Black-necked stilt
Western Sandpipers
Western Sandpipers

I was amazed to see a green heron fishing. The last time I saw one was in South Florida in 2001. The photo isn’t as good as I would like, but I’m happy to have seen it.

Green heron with a fish.
Green heron with a fish.
Alhambra Creek flowing out to the Carquinez Strait.
Alhambra Creek flowing out to the Carquinez Strait.
Footbridge over the creek
Footbridge over the creek
Looking across the marsh with a sunken ship in the water.
Looking across the marsh with a sunken ship in the water.
Sparrow on a bridge
Sparrow on a bridge
Old boat
Old boat
Snowy egret hunting for supper
Snowy egret hunting for supper
Found it!
Found it!
Snowy egret posing nicely
Snowy egret posing nicely

While we’ll make regular trips out to the marsh, I’m hoping for a trip back up Diablo and another trip to a botanical garden. The weather has warmed up again though, so it might be a short wait.


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