- 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
A great place to spend some time. They have a visitor center, restrooms, walking paths, auto tours viewing platform.
Visited on our way north. Most of the birds left ahead of us. Even then a wonderful variety and place.
Since 1959 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has used a combination of scientific techniques to better understand fish populations and the general health of Northern California waterways. Examples include tagging sturgeon, trawling the Delta for smelt, and counting salmon carcasses. CDFW uses data from these strategies and others to help influence operations of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project, ultimately helping decision makers determine water flows. This short video highlights these operations along the Sacramento River and into the Delta, including a smelt survey conducted by Environmental Scientist Felipe la Luz.
American Pipits (Anthus rubescens) is an inconspicuous, slender, migratory songbird that occurs throughout North America and south to El Salvador. It is one of a very few species of ground-inhabiting songbirds that breed at high altitudes in alpine meadows and on the arctic tundra. They migrate throughout North America to lower altitudes and latitudes during the nonbreeding season and can be seen in our National Wildlife Refuges.
This was sunrise at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, part of a wonderful refuge system in the central valley of California. Please help promote our proposal to create an additional income stream for our National Wildlife Refuge System. Visit our website at http://WildlifeConservationStamp.org
Hand held video of ducks, geese, egrets and sand hill cranes!