Monthly Archives: March 2011

Burrowing Owls

Burrowing owls live in abandoned burrows dug into the ground by prairie dogs and ground squirrels.  They are quite small and from a distance resemble a pine cone on the ground. Burrowing owls primarily eat insects, but they will also … Continue reading

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Northern Shoveler

This Northern Shoveler was photographed in Shoreline Park in Mountain View, CA.  Shoreline Park is part of the Pacific flyway and is an important stop for migrating birds. Shovelers have a distinctive spatulate bill, which they swing from side to … Continue reading

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Sequoia National Park, CA

Sequoia National Park, located in central California, is the second oldest national park in the country.  Established in 1890, Sequoia National Park contains the Giant Sequoia trees, many of which are several thousand years old.  Winter is a wonderful time … Continue reading

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