This is a Spotted Towhee we caught along the Mitchell Creek trail at Mount Diablo singing his fool head off. Yes, spring is upon us. There is only so much sitting in front of my computer and selling Sacramento real estate one can do before one finally decides to get out in nature. This is the thing that keeps me sane.
Which is odd because when I was younger, like between my 20s and 40s, I would never be caught dead in State Park or hiking along windy mountain trails. Not when I could be living large urbanwise. My how things change when we get older. I have developed such a deep affinity for hikes, especially through meadows and forests (not so much going straight up, gotta tell ya that).
Mount Diablo is less than a 90-minute drive from Sacramento to the Mitchell Creek Visitor's Center. The hike is as long as or as short as you make it at the north entrance to the park. Plus, there are a bunch of other trails to explore that branch off.
You can see more photos of the Spotted Towhee plus photos of wildflowers at Mount Diablo, yours truly at Mitchell Rock, and the mountainside in my personal blog today at this link: Photos of Towhee and Wildflowers at Mount Diablo Mitchell Creek.
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