Close-Up Encounters at the Hawk Watch in Ramona!

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!

A New Year’s Day Visit to the San Elijo Lagoon

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

Lake Miramar Loop Trail

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

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

Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA

  A great morning hike and "Birding with a Camera" at Lake Hodges, Bernardo Bay Staging Area, at the San Dieguito River Park Trail with Senior Ranger Dave Hekel and Krisztina Sheeff, KS Nature Photography. Here's a short video to recap the morning... Disclaimer: I am still learning....Birds (and butterflies) were moving QUICKLY and I am quite … Continue reading Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA

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