November 22nd, 2009

pacman inkee

raptor of some kind?

DSC_0265.JPG, originally uploaded by hep.

we went bike riding on the sf bay trail today, as per usual weekend plans, this time doing the san mateo => san carlos portion of the trail. we saw lots of marsh birds, shore birds, raptors, and sea birds. this is some kind of hawk or raptor that was hunting the marsh flats and spooking jackrabbits. plz ignore the graininess of all of these as i still continue to leave my ISO set super high and not check it until halfway thru shooting when I wonder why my shutter speed is running into HI again. :(((

pacman inkee

pelican? ¡sí se puede!

DSC_0339.JPG, originally uploaded by hep.

another shot, this giant pelican and his pelican friend followed us around for like 10 miles. they would overfly us pretty low, then go up ahead to sit on poles and bridges to watch us pass. then follow us again for another overfly. pretty funny.