Friday, March 11, 2016

Kern Canyon Trail - Part Two

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After such a lovely hike through the poppies in the lower Kern Canyon last week, we were back for another go. This time we did a point to point hike down the canyon from near Keysville to the Delonegha Bridge. The overlap with last week's hike was only about 3 miles. Many thanks to our friend Ali for shuttling us from the end back to the start. Birding was quite good all day. The dozens of Oak Titmice along the way are in full spring song, as were many Ruby-crowned Kinglets. Yellow-rumped Warblers are moving through in good numbers. And several Rufous-crowned Sparrows were a real treat. There's not much else to say other than we had a spectacular day with glorious flowers and scenery.

Starting out

Eveningsnow - a night opening flower

The multi-use Kern Canyon Trail is in good shape for most of the distance

Goldfield cover large areas

Blue Dicks in large stands

One of several creeks flowing now

More Goldfield

Gnarled old Oak

Baby Blue Eyes

Globe Gilia

Another creek crossing

Owl's Clover

Owl's Clover

Baby Blue Eyes

Poppy covered hillside

California Poppy

California Poppy

Blue Dicks

Yellow Violet

California Poppy

California Poppy and Lupine

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