Last week while taking the day off before Thanksgiving I visited the Tracy Transit Station.
The Tracy Transit Station has some nice Civic Art. I took a few pictures with the expectation that I would go back on a day with better lighting to take more. However, tonight I couldn’t get this set of images out of my mind, so I had to share them.
Shown above is a rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus). Obviously you cannot see how this hummingbird got the name rufous as the rust red colored head does not show up in a black vinyl image 🙂
Here we have a flock of tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). I enjoy seeing these birds when they fly through as you sometimes see large flocks flying in formation. I remember one night watching them swarm around the steeple of a nearby church building.
In this picture I like the way that the artist took advantage of the bar in the window for two of the birds to perch on.Here we have three snowy egrets (Egretta thula). I posted a picture that I took of a snowy egret in Uruguay in my post More Birds. Perhaps that same egret has flown over my house here in California.
Birds in Transit is displayed inside the City of Tracy Transit Station. There are also some very interesting art projects outside the station. The one shown above is in a traffic circle in front of the station. For more about this gigantic sculpture see my post Harvest of Progress.