Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ogier Ponds: Birding with SCVAS

Ogier Ponds, south of San Jose along 101, are former sand & gravel quarries.  They have an interlocking history with Coyote Creek and currently are the place to do a bit of fishing or birding on a late summer or early fall day.  Highlights today are American bittern, Red-necked phalarope, Green heron, Wood duck, and tons of Bushtits.

SCVAS fieldtrips are great because everyone is friendly and several experts with spotting scopes are generous with their knowledge and equipment.  The light was wonderfully golden this morning.

Late summer colors were subtly vibrant.  One of my favorite California landscapes is our rolling hills, whether green in spring or golden in summer.