- published: 10 Dec 2016
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1st GoPro video, good shots and a good day. 4 shells for one bird.
This peregrine falcon was hunting for prey, as he flew into a flock of pintails at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge. The larger white-fronted geese in the foreground, however, do not seem to be impressed much by the peregrine and they stay through the entire clip. Video: Cindy Sandoval/USFWS
Massive fly out at 14' 38" !
Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Sacramento River in the Sacramento Valley of California. Landscape is very flat, bordered by the Sierra and Coast ranges, with intensive agriculture (rice, with walnut, almond, and prune orchards along the river). This riparian community is one of the most important wildlife habitats in California and North America. The refuge is currently in an active acquisition phase, and includes the Llano Seco Unit. Large-scale riparian habitat restoration is ongoing. Riparian habitat along the Sacramento River is critically important for various threatened species, fisheries, migratory birds, plants, and the natural system of the river itself. There has been an 85% reduction of riparian vegetation throughout the Sacramento Valley and foo...
Tenth thousands of Snow geese and other migratory ducks and birds came to Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, near Willows, off I-5, every Fall. They fly-out at sunset in orderly waves after waves to the nearby agriculture field for food. It is so wonderful to see and to hear those God's beautiful creations at the refuge ! They shall be here until next January or February. Do not miss your chance to experience the marvelous God's creations this season!
This video was taken at both the Sacramento NWR and the Colusa NWR. January is a great time of year to see the thousands of water fowl that pass through this area. Check out http://www.focusedonnature.com/ for great nature photos. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FocusedOnNaturePhotography
tens of thousands of geese take to flight above the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.