Today we drove across the San Mateo Bridge and continued eastward, stopping in several parks and at birding sites along the road. At Del Valle Regional Park, the colors of the hills and the early fall vegetation were very beautiful. We watched a number of vultures taking off from their roosts and circling as they began their day. Two golden eagles were also perched on trees at the peaks of the hills, and took off as we watched them.
|We stopped along the road near this ranch to watch for several interesting birds.|
|We were happy to watch this Nuttall's Woodpecker pecking on a tree|
in the grounds of the ranch.
|In the central valley we drove past many orchards, greenhouses,|
vineyards, and irrigation canals. It's very flat!