Saturday, January 1, 2011

San Jose Christmas Bird Count 2010

19 December 2010

For all of us participating in this year's San Jose Christmas Bird Count, we knew it was going to be a wet and rainy day... and it was.

This was my 6th year in the Calaveras Sector, and I worked the Calaveras Reservoir Dam and northern shore and hill, up to where Arroyo Hondo creek enters the eastern edge of the reservoir.

Calaveras Reservoir Dam

Calaveras Reservoir Dam

Calaveras Reservoir Stream

Calaveras Reservoir Arroyo Hondo
Near where the Arroyo Hondo creek enters Calaveras Reservoir, the Alameda Creek Diversion Tunnel (a huge concrete water tunnel buried deep inside the hills) empties into the reservoir.

This year... with all the rains, the water flows were at the greatest anyone has ever seen!