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Date: 8-17-2017 12:36 AM
Subject: Adobe Creek
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Tags:adobe creek, baylands, bird, dragonfly, duck, field trip, insect, mallard, palo alto, pelican, plane, sculpture, sign, thistle, turkey vulture
Adobe Creek


On Saturday D. and I took a little walk along Adobe Creek in the Baylands marsh, and I took some pics.


At the trailhead, we see "Swift Crossing" by Rachel Slick.





Dead, non-native thistles line the trail.  (There are also thick stands of bamboo and fennel, other invasive non-natives that weren't there when we last visited 9 years ago.)





A peek at Adobe Creek.





A mallard hen swims along the creek.





Dappled reflections.





The underpass below Highway 101 is a little spooky.  There are plans to replace it with an overpass, primarily due to seasonal flooding and not spookiness.





I guess house sparrows are authorized personnel.





A Cessna P210-N flies overhead toward Palo Alto Airport.





A turkey vulture soars over the marsh.





A dowitcher looks for things to eat in the mudflats.





Dance partners: avocet and dowitcher.





The dowitcher's beak in action, probing the mud.





White pelicans enjoy a swim in a lagoon.





Look at this magnificent bird.





Another pelican circles the lagoon.





These birds bring to mind the pterodactyl.





A large dragonfly rests on the trail for a moment before zooming off to the creek.




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