Saturday, August 17, 2019

The benefits of having a #traildesk #iNaturalist #Birds #BirdPhotography #Yolo

Yesterday I had seven meetings or interviews for work which were by phone and one which had to be in person.

So I decided to do the phone calls at what I call my "trail desk." That is, I do the call while out walking around and/or birding and/or at least doing something outdoors.  Sometimes I have to sit down and look at my phone to see someone's slides or google doc but most of the time I can do things just as well when walking.  And taking pictures every once in a while.

Basically I drove to a few different spots around the #DavisCA area that I like including the Davis Wetlands and Yolo Bypass and did calls from there. Here are some of the better pics I took during these calls.  I also posted a bunch of these and others to iNaturalist.  See here: https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/phylogenomics/2019/8/16 (where you can find IDs for things and locations).

































































Monday, July 29, 2019

Eisen Lab Outing to See the #Bats of #YoloBypass July 25, 2019

So on July 24, 2019 I went to see the bats of Yolo Bypass and wrote about it here:

Bats at Yolo Bypass and a very very very fast visitor .. #NikonD500, #Bats #YoloBypass #PeregrineFalcon

And then on July 25, I went again with some members of my lab.  It was spectacular, even though we did not see any peregrine falcons this time.

I went a few minutes early and drove a loop in the park and then parked on the levee near the gate and went for a little walk there.  On the walk I got a few nice pics of a great egret.



Then I set up two trips over by where the bats come out.  One with an old camera and a wide angle lens.  And on that one I recorded video of the bats.




And then on the other one I took pics with my Nikon D500 and Nikkor 200-500 mm lens.  See pics below.  I also made a gif from the pics.

Gif



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Oh and people in my lab posted some pics too