< February 2016 >

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Saturday, 6th February The Marin Headlands
The Golden Gate Bridge
Sunset
San Francisco
Saturday, 13th February Albany Hill Park
Sunday, 14th February The Bay Bridge
Ships
Sunset
Saturday, 20th February Berkeley Marina, CA
Saturday, 27th February Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA
César Chávez Park, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, 6th February

The Marin Headlands

Marin Headlands Marin Headlands Heng Steep hill sign Nike missile silos
Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) Cormorants and gull
White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) MSC Zlata R. Delta Cathryn Sky writing
Arum lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Point Bonita lighthouse Point Bonita lighthouse Point Bonita lighthouse Point Bonita
Breaking waves Breaking waves Bonita Cove McCullough Road

The Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge NYK Aquarius Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge light trails Golden Gate Bridge light trails

Sunset

Sunset Sunset over the Marin Headlands Ivona

San Francisco

San Francisco Queen Victoria
Alcatraz San Francisco Berkeley San Francisco
San Francisco Super Bowl City

Saturday, 13th February

Albany Hill Park

The shore of the east bay is flat for a mile or two before rising into the Berkeley Hills. In fact, much of it is land that was reclaimed from the bay. The main exception to this picture is Albany Hill, a 310-ft tall lump of sandstone that got left behind as the Pacific Plate moved under the Americas.

Albany Hill Park Albany Hill Park Albany Hill Park
Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Chestnut-backed chickadee (Poecile rufescens) Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis)
Berkeley U.C. Berkeley I-80

Sunday, 14th February

The Bay Bridge

Double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) The old Bay Bridge
Old Bay Bridge The old Bay Bridge Gadget The old Bay Bridge
The old Bay Bridge The old Bay Bridge Golf cart
End of the cycle path Suspension tower Suspension tower
Cycle path Traffic MacArthur Maze

Ships

MOL Celebration Ever Shine San Francisco Bay anchorage
AmNav Liberty Gadget

Sunset

Ever Shine Downtown Oakland Downtown Oakland Bay Bridge
Bay Bridge and San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge
Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Angel Island

Saturday, 20th February

Berkeley Marina, CA

California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) “Guardian” by Fredric Fierstein “Guardian” by Fredric Fierstein White-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus)

I also saw and photographed a burrowing owl but the photo isn't up to much as I only had my 50mm lens with me and the owl wasn't nearly close enough for that lens. I came back a week later with the right lens and got a much better photo of the owl in exactly the same place, though it's still not great shot as it sits with its back to the path, looking out into the bay.


Saturday, 27th February

Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA

Great egret (Ardea alba)

César Chávez Park, Berkeley, CA

California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)
Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) House finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina)


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