The California Fish and Wildlife Department has scattered dozens of these nesting boxes throughout the refuge. This Barn Swallow eyed me warily the whole time I was taking photographs.
It needn't have bothered. I've already eaten my quota of Barn Swallow for the year. Landing at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. This is the 405 frwy looking towards Irvine. Lots of birds diving and soaring around the preserve, but most did not come close enough [or stay still enough] for the Fuji to do its work. Fortunately, this Turkey Vulture accommodated me with a fly-by. He was probably no more than eight feet from my face.
Seriously, though, the place is a massive aviary. With all that abundant marine life bubbling about under the surface, the area can support as many of these creatures as are able to tolerate living together.
And that is a surprising number, though the toleration varies in its magnitude from one minute to the next. A ride called Honey Bee on Beach Coreopsis
Lots of wildflowers at the preserve this time of year, and lots of critters punching the clock to get the pollen and nectar collected on time.
The Beach Coreopsis flowers have blossoms about twice the size of a silver dollar, though the center isn't much bigger than a quarter [does anybody still know what those are?].
This bee spent a bit of time on this blossom, leading me to believe that there was a mess'o'powder to forage. Stop and think Leave it to the OC to build a combination automobile/bicycle/pedestrian path, each with its own lane, along a three mile stretch of the upper portion of the Newport Bay.
But that is exactly what they did.
The trail is all asphalt, with a few very small offshoots into dirt Sedum at sunset.
The variety and number of these on the property was really astonishing. Near the entrance to the Preserve is a structure called the Muth Interpretive Center. From the literature, it sounds as if this location is used to help educate the public about the efforts to restore and maintain the refuge, and to offer educational services to local schools and families about the wildlife in the area.
Really a sweet-sounding place.
However, admittance is by invitation only, and the place is locked down tighter than Area-51.
That doesn't keep the birds from dropping by to perch on some of the structures both inside and outside the center.
This Mourning Dove sat quietly while I hid like a cat burglar behind my hiking partner and tried to get a picture. Ten photos taken, only one in focus, but I think it's a good one.
William Jones took an even snazzier one a couple of days ago, and he mentioned to me in a comment that he never realized how colorful these birds are, though they appear almost grey from a distance.
They would have always been grey to me because that is how I generally get to see them. With this one exception. Bird on a wire. More specifically, a Scrub Jay on a wire. But that kind of ruins the poetry, doesn't it? Bougainvillea bush at night under incandescent light.
Did not have much chance to share some of the marvels of the house where we stayed in the OC.
Such a beautiful place. At night or during the day. A whole urn-full of sedum basking under the long, late rays of the sun. This is an exquisite plant whose name I was able to find on Google this morning, but promptly lost the link. Those in the know (@throwingsofas) might nudge me in the right direction.
The blossoms are silvery-white, with very thin petals, as you can see from an example in the upper left. The rest of the plant is literally covered in little iridescent beads [Google iridescent bead flowers and prepare yourself for the biggest crafts' fair on the internet].
There are pods which contain both ruby beads and colorless beads, But the rest of the plant is encrusted with the colorless variety. I have to believe this is some form of water collection system for the plant, though I can only guess at this point.
They are unimaginably beautiful to see strewn along the path like a trail of polished gems. As we are likely to say anytime we take a picture -- the photo doesn't do them justice. C and Java fans take note! The Preserve was established back in 1975 after a fairly ferocious battle between environmentalists and, well, everybody else. I doubt there is anyone alive today who regrets the turn of events.
For one thing, huge swaths of land have been preserved [and protected] in pristine form, for another, public access through the place makes it a popular destination for runners, hikers and slow-driving tourists.
Finally, the surrounding area is almost completely developed for business, high-end residential, and hotel property.
Everybody wins...well, as long as you're willing to keep your head pointed in the direction most suited to your tastes.
It's probably a workable model only where almost everyone is working with a set of unlimited resources and is willing to put them on the line in pursuit of their interests.
A Walden for billionaires, if you wish. But I gotta admit, it seems to work. Very nice courtyard surrounded by high rise buildings. Lots of artwork and fountains to see. This photo was taken through glass, so it's not as clear. Grill em all truck! The Wite burger. Nom nom. Bacon burger with Sriacha chili paste and cream cheese. So good though! My bagel from Shirley's. Cream cheese was delicious. A bit more muted color scheme with the incandescent lights still waiting on their timer.
Remember that bird on the wire. Just something fun for family and friend to do for the summer in California Parking spots all have inspirational sayings Brewery, Anti Lab Mall Nothing like a great hamburger on a #sundayfunday #foodiefinds Visitors are always welcome. Beautiful landscaping, pleasant environment Just ended a meeting in this cool conference room. Peach jelly. It may be a bit expensive, but it's totally worth the experience. Orange County Pet Expo - fun pets, weenie dog races, splash dog contests, agility competition, lamas , tigers oh my!!! Come by and see us today at booth 105. Having fun!!! Looking out the window in the lobby of The Michelson Building. Really unique shallow infinity pools surrounding the trees. Cool place for employees to relax. Penthouse terrace at The Michelson Building Back Bay Loop, 10.6 miles of gorgeous wildlife.
www.surfseayouandme.com Hot tip from David Cedrone Christmas tradition in Newport Beach brings a huge tree in for decoration. This years edition is purportedly 90 feet high. Interesting wall - I thought. 405 freeway slicing a path through Irvine, looking southbound, which is actually east at this point, just past Jamboree Rd. Gorgeous paddle session surrounded by nature with our NIXY Inflatable SUPs Amazing donuts! Made with fresh ingredients everyday! The flavors are well put together! Love the maple/bacon, however the rosemary is a great option as well! Check them out!!! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SuperDog!! Connecting the 18th and 19th floors at Hyundai Financial. Great food & show for the hold family. So take the family and enjoy the summer Raving! What a wonderful experience to paddle at night. Loved every second of it! We love to go paddleboarding with our Nixy iSUPs early in the morning. 2017 Catalina Crossing Finish After Party. A great end to a great season for all Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe racers in the southern CA region. #Festival Appetizers. Renaissance Faire women: Joker vs Crow.
This Renn Faire outside LA runs every June! One store located inside Mitsuwa that sells Japanese fruit jelly, and other dessert delicacies. My favorite is the peach jelly. It's made from high quality white peaches and it is incredibly juicy when you bite into it! >< amazing. Vegan food, twister salad wrap and native nachos, if you don't want chips I've heard it tastes good with kale. Also on Friday they have happy hour so the appetizers are 50% off!!! The manager is very nice as well! The best BLT I've ever had.
#restaurant #california #gastropost Take the family to have fun... 2017 Catalina Crossing Finish. 35 mile outrigger canoe race finale for the season. #Festival Picking up the perfect Christmas tree is not an easy task! Can anyone tell what plant this is
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel with pool and restaurant, near airport

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Outdoor pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

5 minutes from airport

Located off highway I-73 and 5 minutes from highway I-405, Newport Beach Marriott Bayview puts guests a 5-minute drive from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and the University of California Irvine. Disneyland® Park is a 20-minute drive and Huntington Beach State Park is a 10-minute drive.

Pool, fitness center

Guests have plenty of opportunities to both relax and keep fit, with an outdoor pool and hot tub, and a fitness center for working out.

Mini-fridge

Suites include welcome perks like 2 TVs with premium channels and pay movies, and iPod® docks. WiFi is available at a surcharge. Pillowtop mattresses provide a good night's rest, while separate living areas come with mini-fridges and coffeemakers. Sofa beds offer extra sleeping space.

Languages Spoken

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Newport Beach Marriott Bayview provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available in public areas.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a business center and 7 meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 3,200 square feet (297 square meters) include conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, a garden, and coffee/tea in the lobby. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview has designated areas for smoking.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1988 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1863 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 254 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: ,

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Towels included 
  • Linens included 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Number of bedrooms -  
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

Herons - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An an outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
Only service animals are allowed

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Cash deposit: USD 50.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 17.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 29.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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