January 23rd, 2018

Alameda Creek Trail

Alameda Creek Trail

On Saturday D. and I took a little walk on the Alameda Creek Trail, and here are some of the pics I took.

A white-tailed kite rests on a tree limb.

Former ranch land, now county property, next to the trail.

Coyote brush floof glows in the afternoon sunlight.

The plumage of an Anna's hummingbird is iridescent green.

A Nuttall's woodpecker looks for grubs and other bugs in the crevices of a tree trunk.

A pair of red-tailed hawks surveys the landscape from atop a high-tension power line.

The view across Alameda Creek into Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Power lines stride south.

A Jack Russell terrier enjoys a walk on the trail.

Some trees are starting to bud already.

A rusty barbed wire fencing label gleams in the afternoon light.

This buckeye bud looks like the head of some mythical beast (a Norse dragon, perhaps).

A turkey vulture soars over the creek.

A flood control channel of Alameda Creek.

Another Anna's hummingbird.

Cattle graze in a pasture next to the trail.