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Formation Work with Gull

Hayman and I were shooting at Anza Fisherman’s Park.  As the name suggests, this is a popular spot for fishing and this seems to attract the attention of a lot of gulls.  There was a steady breeze which allowed the … Continue reading

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Swirling Wakes of Silt

San Francisco Bay has some strong tidal flows and crossing the bay is the San Mateo Bridge.  It has to resist these regular flows which it does without any problem.  There is a lot of silt in the bay and, … Continue reading

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Salt Beds

The south end of San Francisco Bay has a number of areas that are encircled with walls that allow the water to be cut off.  These are used to dry out salt beds for harvesting.  The sun evaporates the water … Continue reading

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Departing the Bay at Sundown

This post may seem a bit symbolic but it is a bit of a cheat.  I flew out of SFO heading up to Seattle to go to my new place.  The flight left around sunset and, as we climbed out … Continue reading

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Shovelers Doing Their Thing

The shoreline of San Francisco Bay has a bunch of ducks.  Of the ones I see a lot of, there are two main species.  The Mallards are a duck you will see almost anywhere.  The others are the Shovelers.  As … Continue reading

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Flocking in Some Numbers

I don’t know whether a murmuration is a thing specific to starlings or whether it applies to any large flocks of birds.  I was looking out across San Francisco Bay recently and there was a large flock of birds whirling … Continue reading

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Evening Over the North of the Bay

These shots come from a little while back.  When you are doing an air to air session, there is a fair bit of spare time.  Unless you head out and back in formation, you have the transit time to yourself … Continue reading

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Sailing Across the Bay on a Windy Day

Plenty of my times alongside San Francisco Bay are airplane or wildlife related.  You do get to see lots of other things on the bay, though, and on a windy day the sailing is definitely worth a look.  Having grown … Continue reading

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Raccoon Family Outing

Roger and I were on a wildlife roll.  We had been visited by an osprey, we had seen a rat, what else could be lurking along the shoreline?  Roger had mentioned that he had seen some raccoons along there at … Continue reading

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Ratty and Tales of the Riverbank (Well, Bayshore)

Rats have a bad reputation.  It’s not tricky to work out why people don’t like them but I think they are rather cool.  It’s hardly their fault that stuff has been built on top of their homes and they have … Continue reading

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