|Winter Wildlife Watching on East Side of
San Francisco Bay Area
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Beautiful Lake Elizabeth in the Central Park in Fremont in east side of San Francisco Bay.
There are often many seagulls, Canada geese, other birds and ducks on this lake.
This man caught this large carp which probably weights more than 10 lb.
Many American Coots on the lake.
Many American Coots on the lawn around the lake.
Although it swims like a duck, the American Coot does not have webbed feet like a duck. Instead, each one of
the coot’s long toes has broad lobes of skin that help it kick through the water.
Many gulls on the lawn around the lake.
When those large number of gulls take off from the lawn into the air, it is quite impressive.
Many Canada geese in the air near the lake.
A night heron on the bush near the lake.
Many wild turkeys are roaming free in the hilly residential areas along the street on Antelope Hill in Fremont in
east side of San Francisco Bay Area in California.
One of several black tailed deer in San Francisco Bay Area and in Pinnacle National Park in central
California. This is very different from the deer that I saw in east coast USA. Most of deer that I saw in east
coast USA are white tailed deer.
Some people are fishing on this lake.
A man sitting on the bench was feeding the birds and attracted many American Coots, Mallards and gulls.
Some other nearby American Coots are flapping their wings and running over to join the crowd to be fed by
Beautiful yellow flowers are blooming in late February along the lake side.
The California poppies are also blooming along the lake side.
More flowers are blooming along the lake side.
One of several red winged black birds.
Several white pelicans
Many American Coots are getting up from the lake and are walking to the lawn.
Some senior people were doing slow paced gentle Tai-Ji type of exercise in the wooded area of the lakeside
park (Central Park).
Some younger people were doing fast paced and energetic aerobic exercise on this platform in the lakeside
Several deer often show up at hilly residential areas on Antelope Hill in Fremont, California.
It is fascinating to see such colorful, handsome and impressive wild male turkeys. They puff up their body
feathers, flare their tails into a vertical fan and droop wings into such exaggerated posture.
More photos, movie clips and associated stories of many wild turkeys on Antelope Hill are on my web page at:
A beautiful white pelican on the lake.
A pair of moaning doves
Occasionally, one or two mean looking coyotes show up on Antelope Hill in Fremont.
In Fremont, every morning we see wave after wave of many groups of seagulls flying in northeast direction
overhead from southern portion of San Francisco Bay over the mountains on the east side of San Francisco
Bay. Then in the afternoon, these seagulls flying in the opposite direction back to the southern portion of San
Francisco Bay. I do not know where these seagulls go to in the morning.
Some nice views from Antelope Hill in Fremont on a sunny day in early spring.
On a day with light rain and low cloud in early spring.
Since the appearance of coyotes in Antelope Hill area in Fremont, the number of wild turkeys in Antelope
Hill area has been decreasing from more than 50 down to less than 20 in the few months period. Either the
coyotes are catching and eating wild turkeys or some wild turkeys are scared and have moved away from
Antelope Hill to other areas.