2013-06-15 Milk Ranch Road

I parked at the staging area ten miles south of Julian California where Milk Ranch Road  meets Route-79. The path I traveled on my bike is displayed on a map saved in the gallery below. Before I parked and took my bike out on the Los Vaqueros Trail, I spotted my first surprise bird of … Read more

2016-11-29 Tuesday At Cottonwood Spring

Some of you may recall I stayed at this location at the end of September with the science team from the San Diego Natural History Museum. It was my first serious session photographing in the “Rat Theater“. I was so preoccupied with my rodent subjects, I neglected some birds that were at the springs. I … Read more

Red-Breasted Sapsucker

Sapsuckers are woodpeckers that cause great wounds on trees as they excavate rows and rows of small holes in tree bark where they feed on the sap that weeps into the holes. In North America there are four species of sapsuckers: Williamson’s, Red-Breasted, Red-Naped, and Yellow-Bellied. In 2005 I met Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers while travelling through … Read more

2015-06-10 Applegate Valley

Upper Applegate Road leaves Oregon Route 238 about 8 miles south from Jacksonville Oregon and continues to just past the California border above Applegate Lake. I traveled this day along this route until I reached the Applegate Dam and crossed over to explore some of the roads east of the lake on French Glen Road. … Read more

2015-06-09 Ken Denman Reserve

One of the most pleasant and personally rewarding episodes for me on this expedition was the stay I had with my nephew and his family in southern Oregon. I hadn’t really been able to spend time with Chris and his family until this visit. Chris did not know well his dad (my brother) and  now … Read more