A mule deer, faster than I was with the camera
Wild turkeys rooting in the morning warmed duff.
A great blue heron hunting gophers and other burrowing rodents. It’s pretty impressive to see them spear a gopher, toss them up in the air, catch them and swallow them whole.
I always have to admire a fine split rail fence
The area is criss-crossed with high voltage power lines, but it is still a beautiful area and an important thoroughfare for large wildlife such as mt lions and elk.
About the only way I like to see wild pigs….
They are horrible for the habitat, tearing up meadows and devouring native plants, especially our precious oaks.
Thanks for coming along on another of my Bay Area Rural Rides.