Saturday Road Trip – part II

On the way back we stopped at Nojoqui Falls to see how much water was still flowing after the big rain last week.  There wasn’t a ton of water but it was still lovely and I’d like to get back there with a tripod and with fewer people around.  We then decided to check out Devereux Slough before going back to the house.  We were there last weekend and the difference in water level was stunning.  The slough is very full and possibly close to breaching through the beach.  The heightened water level has changed the composition of water birds with most of the small shorebirds now missing.  The highlight was watching a White-faced Ibis fly in and land on the southern island.  Hmm… now that I think about it, I change my mind.  The most memorable occurrence was watching several cormorants attempting to balance on a 4×4.  Here’s some video of them log-rolling!  Finally, we dropped by Lake Los Carneros before sunset and saw a Northern Harrier flying back and forth, low over the brushy fields.

“Spring and Fall”  –  Nojoqui Falls, Santa Barbara County, CA

“Tranquility”  –  Nojoqui Falls

“Kingfisher”  –  Devereux Slough

“Black-crowned Night Heron I”  –  Devereux Slough

“Black-crowned Night Heron II”  –  Devereux Slough

“White-faced Ibis”  –  Devereux Slough

“White-faced Ibis”  –  Devereux Slough

“Great Egret”  –  Devereux Slough

“Northern Harrier”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

“Sun Dog”  –  Lake Los Carneros

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One Response to Saturday Road Trip – part II

  1. I tried my hand at some waterfalls last weekend, too. Had mixed success with the Gradient ND filters. Still need some practice there.

    Nice shot of the Kingfisher in flight. I’ve tried but haven’t been able to keep with one, yet.

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