The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sacramento Wildlife Refuge

How can anyone find any piece and quiet around here?

Well, this couple of Northern Pintails did, that is until we came along.
He popped up his head and she discreetly opened an eye.

They looked us over for a brief moment...

...and moved on for an even more private place.

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  1. What an amazing place!
    It's so great to see photos of these beautiful animals living free in the wild! ;-)

  2. love those pintails! such gorgeous and graceful ducks! have only been graced with one or two here in 9 years.

  3. Great shots! It sure does look like a busy refuge!

  4. What an amazing number of birds. Great photos of the Pintails.

  5. Brilliant to see John... it's lovely to see we have wonderful places like this all over the planet.
    Take care...

  6. Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  7. that first photo is magnificent. what a crowd. I love what you did with the editing. my favorite of the bunch is the third one - their in complete synchronicity. in the last one too. what a great capture with the background of reeds. happy day to you John.

  8. I had to do a double take at the 2nd & 3rd shots... looked like they were sitting on the looong snout of an alligator! =0

  9. Great place! Love that first shot.

  10. That's a lot of birds. Migration is an incredible act of nature.

  11. That is quite a flock John, I'll bet they were noisy! The duck captures are impressive, such a great light.
    Cheers Sir!


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