San Dieguito River Park – Del Mar

  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

A Visit to the Buena Vista Audubon & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

  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

Shorebirds at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Trail

Had a great afternoon bird watching with my husband at the mile long, double loop, ADA accessible San Elijo Nature Center Loop Trail  (Located off of Interstate #5 a bit West on Manchester Blvd. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California). There are several benches along the route to sit back, reflect and 'take it all in'. Despite the dredging … Continue reading Shorebirds at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Trail

A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail

I had some free time and took advantage of a wonderful mini-escape to nature! Here's a short video to recap my time strolling throughout the mile long, double loop, ADA accessible San Elijo Nature Center Loop Trail  (Located off of Interstate #5 a bit West on Manchester Blvd. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California). There are several benches along … Continue reading A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail

Cali Daze! Photos: San Dieguito Lagoon, Delmar & Dog Beach, Gwen’s Garden, Solana Beach

I spent some time bird watching at the San Dieguito River Park Lagoon in Delmar and then took a stroll at Dog Beach and serendipitously discovered Gwen's Garden in Solana Beach. Getting in touch with nature is one of the best feelings and having my camera handy to capture these moments is indescribable! Hope you enjoy … Continue reading Cali Daze! Photos: San Dieguito Lagoon, Delmar & Dog Beach, Gwen’s Garden, Solana Beach

Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

A chilly cloudy day with some cool sightings at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center​, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy with a #Haiku. Photos and Haiku by Susan Farese​, SJF Communications Ode to Bird Watching! Bird Watching is FUN! Challenging and exciting (But pay attention)! All of a sudden One might grace with their presence And … Continue reading Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Bird Watching (& More) in Julian, CA

It's always a breath of fresh air (at an altitude of 4226 ft of glorious elevation) for a visit to Julian, California, including a stop at this time at the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve! Here's a look at what I captured with my camera recently. Feel free to click on each photo! Bird Watching!     … Continue reading Bird Watching (& More) in Julian, CA

Nature Trail Photos at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

A Relaxing Past Time I spent a delightful afternoon wandering about by bird watching and enjoying nature's foliage, views and more at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy - a Southern California nonprofit land trust which is part of the nearly 1000-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, bordered by the northern San Diego areas of Solana Beach, Encinitas and … Continue reading Nature Trail Photos at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Video: A Bird Watching Visit to Santee Lakes (San Diego, California)

My husband and I recently thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon at Santee Lakes. We walked around several of the lakes for fitness and I did some incredible bird watching! Here's a short video: More Links for Santee Lakes: Browse the Bird List! Check out photos of the Wildlife! Find out more about the Park!, Perhaps go Fishing!, Stay overnight … Continue reading Video: A Bird Watching Visit to Santee Lakes (San Diego, California)