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Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: hal
Date: December 17, 2016 04:31PM
I've really been a lazy lump this winter. We had a heck of a rainstorm last week. On Thursday, Sacramento got 1.84" of rain in a 24 hour period breaking the record set in 1929 of 1.56". That's almost exactly 10% of the avg annual rainfall (18.5"/yr) - in one day. So the next day I went back to my old stomping grounds at the river. SO glad I did - it was a great day out there...

But since dropbox is gonna kill these easily created links, I don't know if I'll be doing this much in the future, so enjoy while you can...

First subject that I've shot in a few months - not bad for a long layoff... (turns out most of my skills were pretty sharp today, except long distance spotting - I missed a lot of opps)


This heron is standing on what is usually an access road. Now flooded, I can't even get to the area that was my favorite for shooting snowy egrets - it's probably under 6' of water...


Long distance tracking wasn't so sharp either, but I did manage to get this one...


Don't know what this is... muted winter colors, but rather substantial feet for a songbird... anyone know what it is?




This sign is 6' under water and it's usually a good 20' from the shore


Beautiful Red Shouldered hawk - I didn;t notice until I got home...


...what's up with that left eye? At first I though it was just closed, then I thought it was missing, but with extreme closeup... maybe it's just a scar under the eye - I dunno...


The access road pastthe barrier to indicate that it's closed...


Pretty Western Bluebird in muted winter color




This may be my best Kite-in-hover-mode shot ever


Ripped from a video that I shot - a group of four otters - never seen more than two at a time. They were very active - they were squirming like bored 4 year olds at an adult event. This was great - I only rarely see otters and usually it's only one or two and VERY far away...


thanks - enjoy!



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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: DP
Date: December 17, 2016 04:34PM
Looks like Summer there!





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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: December 17, 2016 04:35PM
Very nice pictures.

Imgur could host them for you. In albums.

Drag-drop to upload.

Pretty simple.



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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: December 17, 2016 05:16PM
Thanks again for the great birds. There were a couple of pretty good storms that went through, but only a few river monitoring stations are above the monitor stage. Looks like the Yolo bypass had flow for about 3 days.



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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: lost in space
Date: December 17, 2016 06:46PM
Nice!



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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: December 17, 2016 07:05PM
Stunning photos.


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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 17, 2016 07:12PM
Nice pics!

October was the crazy month:


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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: December 17, 2016 08:54PM
Thanks Hal, I really enjoyed the shots with YOUR Turkey!!


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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: ahs
Date: December 17, 2016 09:29PM
Unknown bird might be a California Towhee.
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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: blooz
Date: December 17, 2016 10:00PM
Love the kite in flight shot!



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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: hal
Date: December 17, 2016 10:14PM
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ahs
Unknown bird might be a California Towhee.

I think you got it - thanks

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blooz
Love the kite in flight shot!

That's the shot I always wanted to get - a little closer and sharper would be nice, but I'll take it
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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: DP
Date: December 18, 2016 06:55AM
White-crowned Sparrow (the one with the black and white stripes on it's head). Great shots as always. Let's get that SX50 replaced quick!





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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 18, 2016 10:35PM
Great pictures Hal. I love all of them and especially enjoy otters.
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Re: Pictures from the River after a record rain storm (thanks to dropbox, this might be the last one)
Posted by: Pam
Date: December 19, 2016 06:05AM
Enjoyed all of your picts! Thanks!
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