Yuma Life

With Great Basin Bird Observatory’s 10-day workweeks, Anne and I tried to make the most of our 4-day weekends. On one of those weekends, we went to California and visited the Salton Sea and Anza Borrego…

The All-American Canal, the sole source of water into California's Imperial Valley. Here, I-8 parallels the Canal.

 

 

 

 

Old Blue in front of the All-American Canal

 

 

 

 

Transmission lines parallel I-8 between Yuma and San Diego. The border wall is visible in the background.

 

 

 

 

Anne in front of the border wall

 

 

 

 

A picturesque grove at the Salton Sea.

 

 

 

 

Anne birding the Salton Sea

 

 

 

 

A beautiful peep! This is a Western Sandpiper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caspian Tern in flight

 

 

 

 

Marbled Godwits in flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burrowing Owl in typical modern habitat

 

 

 

 

Cactus Wren

 

 

 

 

Clark's Grebe

 

 

 

 

Green Heron

 

 

 

 

Caspian Terns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American White Pelicans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An interesting and unusal sandpiper at the beach...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peeps are small, but next to this Black-necked Stilt this one looks tiny!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you tell which Dowitcher this is?

 

 

 

 

I think this is a Long-billed...

 

 

 

 

Leo called me when I was taking this photo...

 

 

 

 

Ocotillos make wonderful subjects, I think

 

 

 

 

Anne and Ol' Suby at Anza Borrego

 

 

 

 

Our wedding grill!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Towhees in California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimson Weed - DO NOT EAT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm grove in the distance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algodones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The road through Algodones

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Yuma Life

  • December 14, 2011 at 08:05
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    Hi Jason and Anne, I love the pictures! My favorite caption is California Towhee in California, how appropriate. Hope you both are well!

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