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

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)

Torrey Pines State Beach: Dolphins & Sandpipers & Pelicans…Oh My!

I am spoiled! Living so close to the beach is one thing, but even better is the fact that we're near Torrey Pines State Beach!  Torrey Pines State Beach is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California and approximately 1.5 miles West of Interstate 5 at Carmel Valley Road in San Diego. Here is a cool … Continue reading Torrey Pines State Beach: Dolphins & Sandpipers & Pelicans…Oh My!

Discovering Art in Nature at Torrey Pines State Beach

  Torrey Pines State Beach (below Torrey Pines State Reserve), is one of my favorite "go to"places in San Diego. Why? Because it is always different, each time I visit. I always seem to "see" art in nature... The sandstone bluff rock formations and cliffs are majestic and magnificent. The amazing ocean with constantly changing tides speaks … Continue reading Discovering Art in Nature at Torrey Pines State Beach

More Hummingbirds: Tiny Magnificent Creatures!

 I continually marvel at hummingbirds...such tiny magnificent magical creatures! Their stunning colorful beauty, their speed, their zest for the "hummingbird life".... It beats watching the news these days. It inspires my creative spirit and hope!  I've  combined some poetry (Haiku), video footage and photographic images just for you!   Hummingbirds: A Haiku: by Susan J. … Continue reading More Hummingbirds: Tiny Magnificent Creatures!

Osprey Perched at Torrey Pines State Beach- August 4, 2015

Somehow, during the past few years, I have become an avid bird watcher, particularly at Torrey Pines State Beach. I am always amazed at seeing Ospreys. I've seen them perched high and also on the beach with prey. I 'm not sure how many are at Torrey Pines State Beach, but I have seen this … Continue reading Osprey Perched at Torrey Pines State Beach- August 4, 2015