Sunday, January 31, 2016

Consumnes River Preserve

We've been getting a lot of rain here in Northern California (at last!) but Saturday was dry with some lovely but non threatening clouds.  Since we had family visiting from the southern part of the state we decided to visit the Consumnes River Preserve.












There were picnic tables at the visitor center and a boardwalk that made the wetlands accessible. We started our visit with a picnic and then checked out the visitor center which is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers.  We then strolled along the boardwalk to see how many birds we could find.  There were a lot, both in number and variety.












Cinnamon Teal









 Gadwall







 Green Winged Teal
 Northern Pintail











 Northern Shoveler









 Common Snipe?
(not sure about this one)















American Kestrel








 For more information about the preserve check out their website http://www.cosumnes.org/
You can find more views of our amazing world at Our World Tuesday.
More birds can be spotted at Wild Bird Wednesday found on Stewart's blog "Paying Ready Attention"

11 comments:

Barb said...

Michael is really growing. You took some great bird photos, Martha. Love that Pintail with the outstretched wings.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, beautiful birds indeed and such great captures!! Good to see you online!! And Michael is really growing indeed!! Thank you for sharing!! Hope you have a great new month, Martha!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos! I did not know there were so many different varieties of ducks. It looks like Micahel enjoy the walk and views.

Nora said...

wow love that teal and the kestrel, great shots!

Fun60 said...

That's a good range of water birds plus the added bonus of the kestrel.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the portrait of tHe pintail protecting his own little island , with outstretched wings to keep away interlopers! I've never seen a cinnamon teal ...what a beautiful duck! Great wildlife viewing there and i am happy that there is an accessible walkway . Lovely to have a family visit!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gorgeous scenery and I love all the ducks and photos.
Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

ladyfi said...

What lovely bird shots.

Marie C said...

Great photos!

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures, and even better to hear you are getting some rain - its about time you did as far as I know!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Owlfarmer said...

These are great shots, Martha. It's good to see you're getting so much birding done, and are back on the webs more frequently.