A few days ago, I visited Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve for the first time. It is a nature preserve along the American River and I went with my friends Jim and Jack from the Placer Camera Club. There wasn’t too much bird activity there except for a few turkey vultures sunning themselves atop dead tree snags and of course the ubiquitous Canada Geese because the Nature preserve is part of the Ancil Hoffman Golf Course. We did see and photograph mule deer, several bucks and does that were not the least bit concerned about our presence. This doe was just a few feet away off the trail. I used my Nikon D500 with a 300mm lens with 1.4x teleconverter.