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Date: 1-16-2018 12:05 AM
Subject: Baylands: Emily Renzel Wetlands
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Tags:baylands, bird, canada goose, egret, field trip, floof, goose, great egret, hawk, hummingbird, marsh, northern harrier, palo alto, plane, pond, pool
Baylands: Emily Renzel Wetlands


On Sunday D. and I visited the Emily Renzel Wetlands in the Baylands Preserve to enjoy a quiet winter's day in the marsh.  Here are some of the pics I took.


A look at Hawk Pond, at the trailhead.





A northern harrier perches on a bench next to another pond.





A great egret perches on a dead tumbleweed in the pond.





A look at Egret Pond, on the other side of the trail.





An Anna's hummingbird rests on a cattail at the edge of Egret Pond.







The marsh is part of a flood control basin for the city of Palo Alto.





Lots of pickleweed, dock, saltbush and salt grass.





A Cessna Cardinal flies overhead toward nearby Palo Alto airport.





Canada geese fly over the marsh.





A vernal pool in the marsh.





California aster floof.





Buds of a blue gum eucalyptus near Matadero Creek.





Several crows gang up on a northern harrier in a tree near the creek.





A crow with a rock in its beak engages in aerial combat with the harrier.





Another look at a large variety of waterfowl in Egret Pond.




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