Sunday, October 1, 2006

Hummingbird on Hummingbird Island

Another image from Elkhorn Slough. We walked out to Hummingbird Island which is in the middle of the slough. Railroad tracks cross it and we got to enjoy a freight train rumbling by while we were watching. The highlight of Hummingbird Island was seeing an actual hummingbird! And, it posed so prettily for me.

We saw many more in the canopy of the Eucalyptus trees. Along one trail, we saw a bazillion egret feathers -- must have been a roosting site.

We saw so many beautiful sights.

Oh, one more amazing sight was the mullets -- huge fish that can get to be 3 feet long. They were feeding on smaller fish and were leaping out of the water. Amazing stuff.

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