kites and owls and owls and …
though the early-rising barn owl has been an amazing site, this place in the East Bay has a lot going on BEFORE sunset as well …
there are some burrowing owls that take up winter residence here in the East Bay, and the white-tailed kites also seem to love all the insects, gophers, ground squirrels, and voles that this landscape supports to feed the array of aerial predators.
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this place has a lot of marshland and aquatic bird life, the great blue heron makes a good living here as well.
Not a bad spot to be. Whatever fur, hair, scales or feathers you wear.
A few more shots of the barn owl that has been getting up “early,” here seen flying with the last bits of sunlight on the bay in the background.