PIC: The Beautiful Wildlife in Claycord

March 14, 2014 15:32 pm · 39 comments


These wildlife pictures our fellow Claycordians are sending in are just amazing.

Thanks to all of you, and thanks to GoGo Gomez for this fabulous photo!



Sacto Rob March 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Simply beautiful.

Silva March 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

I’m absolutely speechless!

That one guy March 14, 2014 at 4:03 PM

The water mark is too over powering. Think about redoing your logo go go Gomez. It takes too much away from the photo it’s self.

I'm Your Huckleberry March 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Spectacular bird, spectacular photography!

Michelle March 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM

This is so beautiful, Go Go. Nice photo.

@That one guy, he probably doesn’t want anyone to steal it like I plan to do.

Antler March 14, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Incredibly beautiful, Go-Go!

Share The Road With Me! March 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM


Killjoy March 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

As a photographer who has had his work stolen, I believe that GoGo should strengthen his watermark. It’s not bold enough.

That being said, it’s a beautiful image. I’ve already told him that. 😉

anonanonagain March 14, 2014 at 5:17 PM


MagBe March 14, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Wow! B .. E .. A .. Utiful
GoGo is talented!

VikingPrincess March 14, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Where was this taken?


Atticus Thraxx March 14, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Dang GoGo! Now that’s some friggin’ picture taking!

T-Birdie March 14, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Wow, beautiful photo GoGo! Thanks for sharing it!

mom March 14, 2014 at 5:48 PM

I’m happy to show it off with Go Go’s watermark on it. Gorgeous

KAD March 14, 2014 at 5:52 PM

That is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing GoGo.

Red Headed Left Handed Inuit March 14, 2014 at 6:33 PM

And there are a lot of fine plumes ready for some nice hats.

anon March 15, 2014 at 2:56 AM

waaaatchiiiiit…. or I’ll send my screaming cockatoo after you to take a nice chomp.

@ March 14, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Absolutely Beautiful!

Watermark & all!

Isaac March 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Great photo.

Speaking of wildlife, it saddens me to say that I found one of the Muscovy ducks at Newhall Park dead in the middle of a clearing next to the pond where it had lived with its partner (not sure if it was the male or female that was killed). It looked as if it had been dead for less than a day. I don’t think a natural predator would leave it uneaten in the middle of the clearing like that. This looked like the work of some cruel person or maybe a dog belonging to some irresponsible owner.

I saw the other Muscovy duck viciously and relentlessly attacking geese just before I happened upon the carcass of its mate. Had never seen that behavior before.


Shasta Daisy March 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM


GoGo, where did you take that photo?
That is something to be proud of……thanks for sharing GoGo.

Cat Wrangler March 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM

What an amazing photo of a breathtakingly beautiful subject. Our family always oooos and aaaahhhhs over your gorgeous photography. You are a talented artist.

Monkey March 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Delicious photography. Thanks for creating such amazing images. Isaac, ducks are very aggressive at mating season. Poor females are drowned & gang raped.

GoGo Gomez March 14, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Wow thanks all!
I really do love all the wildlife in our claycord area.

Mimi (original) March 15, 2014 at 12:17 AM

GoGo….I wish you had been with me a few weeks ago….I was driving across Pleasant Hill Dr just after it turns into Alhambra and I saw what I thought was an incredible statue of a crane, near the road (and a corner) on a grassy hillside. I thought, “wow! That’s an awesome statue!”. Then it turned and looked at me!!! I almost drove over the medium, I was so shocked!!! Awesome birds, cranes!

GoGo Gomez March 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM

PS this was taken at the pound Heather Farm.

Isabelle March 14, 2014 at 9:46 PM

GoGo you deserve the compliments, that is a very beautiful photo.

Still anon March 14, 2014 at 10:14 PM


Dr. Jellyfinger® March 14, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Well it’s either a Snowy Egret or a Great White Woodpecker…. where the hell is my field guide book?

Isabelle March 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Egret, lol

Connie Dobbs March 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Egrets? I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.

Dr. Jellyfinger® March 15, 2014 at 10:11 PM

LOL! Good one.

qwerty March 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Regular column please Mayor. Native wildlife/native plants. Education opportunity abounds! We love it here and those animals and plants felt the that way centuries before we moved here. Please continue!

Blackhead Phoebe
Grey foxes
Poison Oak
Mount Diablo Buckwheat
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
Alameda Whipsnake
Chaparral Bellflower

We know the flora, we know the fauna, we live here for a reason. Give us a platform to communicate our commitment in a larger social forum Mayor…please?

Antler March 15, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Qwerty, we post such things on Whatever whenever we please. And so many talented photographers send sightings to Mayor. I agree that the nature posts are especially fascinating!

Hummerlover March 15, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Go Go Gomez this picture is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing, always love your work. Since you love wildlife, I have a humming bird nesting right over my patio. She built the nest right after Valentines day I am assuming it took 21 days to hatch the babies and sure enough last weekend I saw her start feeding them. Would love to have you come and get some photos as they grow. If you are interested in this rare photo op ask Mayor for my email address. I live right up the street from CVCHS.

sharon L March 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Go Go
Stunning pix. Do you Pinterest? Years ago in lived outside Brentwood , on a boat. Fab pix opportunities, if you have the talent. I would pull over to the side of the road to watch the Egrets. Thank you for sharing.

GoGo Gomez March 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Thanks again!
No I don’t do much on Pinterest

jtkatec March 15, 2014 at 8:36 PM

The pond at Heather Farms and not Japan? Dang, missed that one by a mile

Red Headed Left Handed Inuit March 15, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Anon, bring them on. My pair of Mexican Double Yellow Heads will either rend the cockatoo to flinders or convert them.

GoGo Gomez March 15, 2014 at 10:33 AM

My friend has car sticker that say (warning photographer on board makes crazy stops) I have stuff catch my eye like that all the time.

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