Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, a birding buddy and I went to the Panoche Valley to bird with some other Santa Clara Valley Aud. Soc. members. The Panoche Valley is located about 12 miles southeast of Hollister, CA in San Benito County. We arrived at our destination around 8 a.m., and the area was a bit foggy and very chilly (41 F) to begin with. But as the day went on, the visibility greatly improved. Temps only rose about 10 degrees, but at least the sun was shining.
Most of the photos I took did not turn out very well. Many species were so far away that I didn't get good shots, and those shots turned out blurred when I cropped and blew them up.
The photos and the video below are of one cooperative bird - Greater Roadrunner. He was cute; I felt like he was posing for us. And at one point it looked like he wanted to cross the road to get a closer look at the gawking crowd. There were about 18 of us on this trip.
Is this my better side?