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Date: 3-1-2018 12:05 AM
Subject: National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont
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Tags:bird, duck, egret, field trip, flower, fremont, great egret, hawk, hummingbird, northern harrier, rust, snowy egret, squirrel, wildlife refuge
National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont


On Sunday D. and I went to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont to wander around on some of the trails.  Here are the pics I took.


Looking toward Newark Slough from a tidegate leftover from the salt pond days.





A coot swims in a channel.





An abandoned gate flap from the old salt pond system of pipes lies next to the trail, rusting in the elements.





A ground squirrel pauses to snack on tender new shoots.








Blackwood acacia blossoms are like exuberant pompoms against the sky.





A great egret looks for fish in the channel.






A snowy egret pokes around near the shadow of the bridge over Newark Slough.





A yellowlegs darts around in the shallow water of the slough.





A former salt pond, now opened to the normal tidal action of the bay, glistens in the afternoon sun.





A northern harrier patrols the hillside next to the trail.






The view from the trail.






An Anna's hummingbird pauses in a tree.






Agave flower spikes, mother and child.





A clump of agaves above the trail.






A canvasback duck swims in the slough.




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