Tag Archives: Lagoons

Ofu Beach American Samoa National Park

The second island in American Samoa I visited was Ofu. It is joined by a slim suspension bridge to Olisega and together they are six kilometers long.  This isolated speck of paradise has steep verdant slopes of thick forest and … Continue reading

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Aggressive Great Blue Heron

Late yesterday afternoon in the fading light at San Elijo Lagoon I stopped by for a quick visit. I was rewarded by some wonderful Great Blue Heron behavior.  I was watching a gull eating a fish on the mudflat when … Continue reading

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Bufflehead

The bufflehead is one of my favorite waterfowl.  I saw a male this afternoon on San Elijo lagoon by the coast here north of San Diego. They nest in trees in Northern forests – usually the old nests of the … Continue reading

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A Wet and Windy afternoon at San Elijo Lagoon

Yesterday I went to San Elijo Lagoon between Cardiff and Solana Beach, California. There were heavy showers all day long and bouts of glorious sunshine and rainbows.  The rain made everything shine and there was new growth from recent rains … Continue reading

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San Elijo Lagoon in the Evening

I arrived at that golden hour when the landscape glows and the sun is about to set. Evening light on the Lagoon

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Early November in San Elijo Lagoon

I arrived at noon just as the mist rolled in from the ocean Soon the sun broke through again lighting up the Dodder plants growing over vegetation. I noticed a shorebird below me on the edge of the water.  I got … Continue reading

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A Guided Walk Around San Elijo

Last Saturday I went for a guided walk on the Rios Trail at San Elijo Lagoon. I wanted to learn more about some of the habitats surrounding the lagoon. The docent leading the walk was very knowledgeable and I learnt … Continue reading

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