Gotta Love a Good Reserve

The Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of those places that gets your adrenaline flowing just a little more than usual, because you’re always on the verge or the high of an interesting sighting or sensation. A good reserve does that. It fosters enough of a preserved environment that exploring it brings you back to a pre-industrial state of awareness.

Today I visited the Newport Bay Conservancy in Newport Beach, California. It’s not quite as wildly invigorating as Wild Periyar, but it was a beautiful day and the birds were hungry.

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Some of the animals in the slideshow above include Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, California Ground Squirrel, and Side-blotched Lizard. I was lucky also to get a few new birds for the bird of the day series. Stay tuned for those!

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