Saturday, June 23, 2012

Augustin Bernal Park Birds

Today I will be posting the bird photos I took at Augustine Bernal Park. Augustin Bernal Park is located in Pleasanton, CA. The hiking trail I was on is only open to Pleasanton residents and their guests. I sometimes go there for exercise as it is near my house and the whole trail is pretty shady due to the trees. It is very good place to go during the summer. (And yes, I did copy the intro I wrote in the last blog post. I changed 1 word.)

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Hummingbird on a branch. Doesn't this look like one of those Chinese watercolor paintings?

This photo of the American Robin (Turdus migratorius) was taken after sunset in a shady area. I had to use a tripod. No flash was used. Here are the settings used:
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure: 1/2 second
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 275 mm

 Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)

 Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

As I was hiking, I saw a group of acorn woodpeckers flying around and climbing the trees.  

I'm sorry the birds look so tiny in the photos. They were too high up for my camera to get. You can click the photo to view the full size.  

One of them flew down just a bit. Slightly better photo. :D

Not too sure what bird this is due to the motion blur. :/ If you have a guess, please leave me a comment below. 

Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)

Thank you for looking at my photos! I hope you have enjoyed viewing them. Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family! More photos are to come. In my vault of photos, I still have a few more Augustin Bernal photos (scenery, flowers, etc...), some front yard photos, Pleasanton Sports Park photos, and my Monterey, Big Sur, and Point Lobus photos! So please check back often for more beautiful photos! I think the one you will be looking forward to is my Monterey, Big Sur, and Point Lobos photos because those places are a bit more famous than my nearby regional parks. I will be posting those once I finish posting my other photos. Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.