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.
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.