Spring Flowers and Many Birds in
Quarry Lakes Area in San Francisco Bay Area
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紫荊花 花開的時候,滿樹滿枝都是花兒,佇立於綠油油的草地上,濃綠襯著紫紅,美麗
至極,蔚然可觀


A spectacular spring-blooming of many Ace of Hearts Redbud trees in Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation
Area located at 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536 in the east side of San Francisco Bay Area. We
came here on April 8, 2019 and again on March 13, 2020 (Just three days before San Francisco Bay area
officials announced a shelter-at-home order for six counties — directing everyone to stay inside their homes
and away from others to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus across the region.)
One of many Ace Of Hearts Redbud trees blooming beautifully along the street in Fremont.
在街上隨時都會邂逅這一縷縷紫紅色的驚喜,伴隨晨曦和夕陽的光影搖曳,十分爛漫,
美遍了每一個角落。

One of many Ace Of Hearts Redbud trees blooming beautifully on the street in Fremont.
有新意的淡雅。

California poppies blooming beautifully at the entrance gate of Quarry Lake Regional Recreation Area.
轉眼又是一春,卻是賞花好時節,這樣一條浪漫的花道,紫荊花笑等遊客來,處處透著
清新淡雅的氣息。

There were lots of rain in California in last few months from the winter of 2018 continued into the spring of
2019. As a result, there are spectacular  "Super Blooms" of wildflowers over huge areas in several places in
southern California.

Such spectacular spring Super Blooms have been attracting huge crowds of nature and flower lovers to
those areas such as Lake Elsinore and Walker Canyon near Interstate Highway 15 and about 70 miles
southeast of Los Angeles,
Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve near Lancaster, Carrizo Plain National
Monument, etc. as shown in
here,  here, here , here, here,  here, and here.

In addition to the Super Blooms of huge areas of California poppies in southern California, San Francisco
Bay Area also has its share of large area of blooming beautiful California poppies in Coyote Hills Regional
Park as shown on my web page at:

https://
www.shltrip.com/Spring_Wildflowers_in_Coyote_Hills.html

Furthermore, we also get our share of spring flowers blooming beautifully in San Francisco Bay area as
shown by some more samples on this website.
盛開之時,花開滿枝,朵朵粲然,煞是好看,一塵不染的紫紅色小花,不知迷倒了多少
人。

Zoom in for close up view of Ace Of Hearts Redbud.
春暖花開的日子,粉紅色的紫荊花怒放,花園內萬紫千紅, 繁花滿樹,春色滿園, 別有
韻致。
紫荊花開放的驚艷,那迷樣的紫紅,如夢如幻的花花世界, 令人沉醉!
紫荊花不開則已,一開傾城, 百花盛開時-美麗的春天已經到來了。
芳草綠,漫步紫荊花 園的爛漫情懷,誰不喜這片春光!  醉人的戀情,依依的思念,鍾
愛的散心之地,讓人眷戀。
紫荊花樹競相怒放, 絢麗多彩,那麼鮮豔, 公園內萬紫千紅、百花爭妍,千姿百態,公
園的春天是一場知覺及視覺的饗宴, 庭徑漫徘徊,綠襯蕊蕊香。
春風吹開了花朵,繁花纍纍, 多麼引人入勝!
紫荊花開滿天紅,姿態優美瀟灑,燦若雲霞, 嫵媚動人。
置身在花海中,真是一種心情的釋放,繞著花前花後,無一不觀照,唯恐遺漏美麗的角
度 。
一叢叢堆滿枝頭,爭芳鬥艷,風情萬種,嫵媚動人,把整個公園裝點得風姿綽約、楚楚
動人, 讓遊客身心完全放鬆。
靜看春花綻放, 不論您從哪一個角度取景,每個畫面都有如夢幻般的詩畫。
清澄的陽光穿透樹林花間,在深深淺淺的綠中舞蹈,悠閒的氣氛與冷冷的空氣,加上瀰
漫的淡淡幽香,都令人流連忘返。
熱情的紅, 清新的綠。
繁花似錦,綠意盎然。
Many Canada geese are very active in this area, floating on the Quarry Lakes, taking off from the lakes,
foraging in the nearby farm fields and flying all over the sky in this area.
Two of many Canada geese flying overhead while visitors are hiking and enjoying the beautiful flowering trees
and watching many birds in the sky and on the lakes in this area.
Many Canada geese flying overhead while visitors are hiking and enjoying the beautiful flowering trees and
watching many birds in the sky and on the lakes in this area.
Four of several Canada geese took off from lake water surface to fly to the nearby farm field for feeding.
One of many Canada geese flying overhead while we were enjoying the beautiful flowering trees.
In addition to many Canada geese, we also saw two White-tailed Kites (hawks) hover their rapidly beating
wings in the mid air hunting for its prey in this area.
The White-tailed Kite (hawk) is a stunning hunter that can be seen hovering over fields looking down for their
prey below. It is quite an amazing sight to see. The White-tailed Kite hunts mostly small rodents, voles, field
mice, pocket gophers, harvest mice, rats, shrews, young rabbits, snakes, lizards, frogs, large insects and
sometimes baby birds on tree nests.

I took a movie of this white-tailed kite in action over Quarry Lakes area at:

https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNSD7YYjDyU
When the kite found its prey, it dived from mid air down to the ground to catch its prey.
The kite (hawk) is diving down to catch its prey.
Since white-tailed kite sometimes raids the nest of other birds on a tree to snatch their baby birds in the nest,
the mommy bird and the daddy bird will take off from their nest up into the air to attack the invading
white-tailed kite. This picture shows a mommy black bird and a daddy black bird are attacking the white-tailed
kite in the air.  

I took a movie of this pair of black birds attacking the white-tailed kite in the air at the following website:

https://
youtu.be/JhaDAiKO3pM
一對黑鳥在空中追擊白尾鳶。

The pair of black birds are attacking the white-tailed kite in the air.

I have seen similar situation of a red tailed hawk being attacked by several mommy birds and daddy birds in
the air over Holmdel Park in New Jersey as shown on my web page at:

https://
www.shltrip.com/Air_Show_in_Holmdel_Park.html
A view of one of several lakes in Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area. There were also other water fowl,
such as American coots on the lake.

Map:
Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area.
Some people were fishing on Quarry Lakes.
Some Canada geese on the beach near Quarry Lakes.
Brilliant purple ice-plant flowers along the street in Fremont.
On the street in Fremont.
Many Canada geese are flying from Quarry Lakes to forage on the nearby farm fields.
There were only a few visitors, but many Canada geese were flying all over the place in this area.
Many Canada geese were flying everywhere in Quarry Lakes area.
The rapidly beating wings enable a white-tailed kite to hover in the air with a stationary body as if it were
attached to a kite string.
As a birds of prey, the white-tailed kite sometimes shows its two powerful legs and talons extended downward.
I took several movie clips of these Canada geese flying all over the places in various directions and combined
them into a movie in the following YouTube website:

https://
youtu.be/8xFZtVoVMuA