What a spectacular day hiking at Lake Hodges in Escondido, CA! Beautiful scenery, wildflowers blooming, birds enjoying the plentiful rain that we've had lately, magnificent rainbows (did we mention the larger than life rattlesnake)? Take a look at 'art in nature' and 'nature as art'! Music: If We Knew All the Laws of Nature' by … Continue reading A Glorious Day at Lake Hodges (Video)
A Stroll Along the San Elijo Lagoon Near Annie's Canyon Trail (Solana Beach)
It was mesmerizing to see and photograph several hawks up close and personal on January 5th at Hawk Watch Ramona, thanks to the Wildlife Research Institute ! These free Hawk Watches (donations accepted as well) will continue on Saturdays throughout January and February at 10 a.m. (suggested arrival time 9:30 a.m.). The Hawk Watch lasts … Continue reading Photos: A Visit to Hawk Watch in Ramona, CA
We had such a spectacular, fun and educational morning (along with a large group of attendees) at the first 2019 'Hawk Watch' Falconry event including a Q & A with Biologists from the Wildlife Research Institute (WRI). Here is the Facebook Page for the Wildlife Research Institute: https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeResearchInstitute/ These free Hawk Watches (donations accepted as … Continue reading Close-Up Encounters at the Hawk Watch in Ramona!
Here are a few images from a brisk walk at the San Elijo Lagoon on New Year's Day! Some links: https://www.sanelijo.org/naturecenter https://www.sanelijo.org/nature-center-trail-head https://www.sanelijo.org/ All Photos by Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications - 2019 An Anna's Hummingbird building and guarding her Nest - This was exciting to see! Thanks to the fellow bird watcher who told … Continue reading A New Year’s Day Visit to the San Elijo Lagoon
I spent a late morning into the early afternoon at Lake Miramar (also known as the Miramar Reservoir) in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, walking along the 5 mile paved Loop Trail. The address is: 10710 Scripps Lake Dr., San Diego, CA 92131 There were beautiful views throughout! Feel free to click on each photo … Continue reading Lake Miramar Loop Trail
I had the amazing opportunity this past Wednesday to attend the Annual SD Media Pros Showcase at Angelika Film Center in Carmel Mountain, San Diego and present a video montage of my photography. This was a wonderful sold-out event at a beautiful theatre (one of my personal favorite places to see films) with nearly 30 … Continue reading Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Photography – Video Montage
Fun time strolling at the San Dieguito River Park in Del Mar today despite the heat and humidity in the San Diego area! Shorebirds are thriving there and the water was crystal blue. Two Great White Egrets were in a tizzy, I saw a flock of Kildeer hurrying above yapping away (who knows why), … Continue reading San Dieguito River Park – Del Mar
We spent an afternoon walking along the trails and exploring bird watching (and more) at two North County San Diego areas - the Buena Vista Audubon in Oceanside & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation in Carlsbad. Not too many bird sightings but...the beautiful wild flowers and stunning nature captivated us as usual! My favorite find … Continue reading A Visit to the Buena Vista Audubon & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation
Santee Lakes in San Diego County is a great place for bird and waterfowl watching! So many varieties can be spotted throughout the year! Here is a PDF Santee Lakes Birdlist as of 2016. I've made a short video from my brief visit the other day. A Great White Egret was the highlight! Also spotted Wood Ducks, … Continue reading Look Out! It’s a Bird…or Two…or Three – Bird Watching at Santee Lakes!