Saturday, October 15, 2016

Northern California

Our first three days in Northern California were spent on the coast in Crescent City  Our RV site overlooked the bay and the Battery Point Lighthouse.  We watched the tides ebb and flow bringing birds in very close.

Ground Squirrel hoping we had treats

Harbor Seals resting

American Pipit

Pacific Golden Plovers


Black Brant 

We drove inland through the magnificent Redwoods towering over 350 feet above us.  We then found an RV park right in the middle of "Elk Country".
Bugling Roosevelt Elk

Elk make themselves at home in Elk Country RV Park

Allen's Hummingbird

California Sea Lions basking

River Otter at Humboldt Bay

Peregrine Falcon gets the Sanderlings flying

Wandering Tattlers

Then back to the coast with stops at many coastal overlooks and into Humboldt Bay for 3 days of fantastic bird and wildlife observations.
Aleutian Geese

Marbled Godwits,  Long-billed Curlews, Whimbrels and Willets crowd up at high tide

Hottentot Fig covers dune areas

Semipalmated Plover

Tree Frog on the beach?

Townsend's Warbler

Heading south, we took the scenic byway called "The Avenue of the Giants".  Twenty plus miles of beautiful Redwood groves following the meandering Eel River.
California Quail

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Then back to the coast and the hidden Westport RV park and beautiful beach and towering cliffs.

Beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, another wonderful day of enjoying God's creation.

Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann

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