Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Birds on Arroyo Del Valle Trail (Part 1) - Pleasanton, CA

Hello guys! If you followed me here in the past, you would know I used to walk on Arroyo Del Valle Trail in Pleasanton, CA all the time, but I've neglected to do so for at least a year or two now. I have went back walking on that trail on a new segment I have never been before, so I hope you enjoy the shots! As for new guys, Arroyo Del Valle Trail is a really long walking trail here in Pleasanton, CA that stretches a great distance. Many locals go there to exercise and take daily walks. It is also a trail filled with photographic opportunities as you will see in the coming blog posts. The photos will be split into several blog posts, and will also be split into scenery and bird photos. I have also shot many bird photos while on this walk. I really hope you enjoy.

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Arroyo Del Valle Trail Scenery: Part 1 | Part 2
Birds on Arroyo Del Valle Trail: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

The blog post for today will have photos of Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and Canada Geese (Branta canadensis).

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 Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)


I spotted this family (or multiple families) of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) so I thought I'd take a few shots because the chicks look so cute! ^_^ 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 Here is a close up shot of the Canada Geese (Branta canadensis).


Canada Geese (Branta canadensis

Black and white process of the photo above.  

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


 Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)


Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)

These are all the photos for today. Next time I will continue with more photos from the trail. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Arroyo Del Valle Trail Scenery: Part 1 | Part 2
Birds on Arroyo Del Valle Trail: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
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