Monday, June 7, 2010

Fremont Central Park

Sometimes, I may repost a few pictures I have posted before. I shouldn't use the same picture twice in two posts in a row.

Today the pictures are from Fremont Central Park located at Fremont, California, USA. The lake you see is called Lake Elizabeth. I may have named some of the animals wrong. If I did, please correct me in the comments below.

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A beautiful sunset at Fremont Central Park

A Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax). This type of heron is nocturnal. I usually take walls at Central Park in the morning, but I was busy that day and I went close to sunset and I saw this bird. :) Early isnt' always good. You can only find this bird at night since it is nocturnal.

Last 4 pictures are house sparrows (Passer domesticus)

Sometimes, if you look closely, you'll spot a tiny turtle somewhere. :)

Lots of squirrels at Fremont Central Park. They are usually fat too. A lot of people feed them. In this picture the squirrel is eating a piece of cracker I gave. The weird thing is, I like feed the same group of squirrels everyday. I think they recognize me now. Even when I don't have anything in my hand (sometimes I don't bring treats) they'd come over and look up. HAHA Cute. :D

The killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a medium-sized plover. Where the killdear is standing, usually you can see water. The reason you see land in this picture is because workers have drained part of the lake to build a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transportation something like a lightrail) extension.

Red-winged Blackbird

Tree swallows can be seen quite often at Fremont Central Park and some regional parks around the Bay Area because of the nest box projects found around the parks. Children and adults build these nest boxes to help the survival of these birds.

Western grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

I couldn't have named all these wildlife's names myself. I had help from the following sources: