The weekend was dank and foggy: great weather for birding. Hali, Barbara and Mike traveled first to the Yolo wildlife area just off Highway 80 past Davis, then early the next day to meet Dan at Cosumnes River Preserve. There was a great mass of tundra swans off the Highway 80 area, easily visible from the freeway. On the dirt road around the refuge we unlimbered Hali's new spotting scope, bringing the swans up close and personal. Mike's lens cannot reach that far, so he concentrated on reeds and water.
More: 2008 birding. 2009 birding.
Photos: Reeds & Water—San Joaquin Valley, 2010; Water—San Joaquin Valley, 2010