About Larry

Larry Moskovitz has been a photographer for 40 years with a BS in photography and a specialty of birds, nature and wildlife photography. Website at www.imagephotopro.com

Burrowing Owl Chicks

Some new photos of Calif Burrowing Owl chicks in Calif. Although they are not on the Endangered Species List they are in decline in most areas of the West due to loss of habitat. They should be protected as their future is very uncertain. Their preferred habitat is low grassy areas and sandy soil and are dependent on abandoned ground squirrel tunnels or other rodents nests. Warehouse, Commercial construction and housing developments has eliminated much of their habitat.

Burrowing Owl Chicks
Burrowing Owl Landing

Burrowing Owl Landing
Young Chicks Recently Out of Nest

Young Owlet

Collision?
Was That A UFO
Burrowing Owl Acrobats

Peregrine Falcons 2

More Peregrine juveniles at Torrey Pines, LaJolla,CA. June 11 mostly foggy day.

“High Five”

Peregrine Landing
Peregrine Siblings
Peregrines Play Fight
Peregrine Landing

Peregrines Fri June 14

It started off foggy and slow in the morning and then better action in the early afternoon at Torrey Pines.

Peregrine Takeoff

Peregrine Play Fight

Peregrine Flyby

Peregrine Falcons

Image

Three Peregrine Falcons are out of their nest on the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Park in La Jolla, Cal. They are flying along the cliffs and landing on trees above the beach and the parents are bringing them prey (small birds) which they transfer in mid-air. The young ones are play fighting and practicing their acrobatic flying skills like tiny jet fighters. Adults can reach over 220 mph in a dive when catching prey in mid-air.

Peregrine Landing
Peregrine Aerial Play Fight
Young Peregrines Takeoff
Peregrine Landing
Peregrine Landing on Yucca
Peregrines mid-air chase
3 Peregrines
Peregrine Chase

Peregrine with Prey
Peregrine with Prey
Peregrine Flyby
Peregrine Flyby
Peregrine Acrobatics
Peregrine Acrobatics

Ibis,Peregrines,Waxwings

White-faced Ibis chicks feeding, Peregrine falcons exchanging prey in mid-air, Hooded Oriole and Cedar Waxwings all photographed recently.

White-faced Ibis feeding chicks
White-faced Ibis feeding chicks
Cedar Waxwings pair
Hooded Oriole
Peregrine Falcons food exchange mid-air
Peregrine Falcons food exchange mid-air

Peregrine Falcons food exchange mid-air
Peregrine chasing Pelican

Spring Birds Feeding

The Cedar Waxwings are feeding on my Mulberry Tree and the Acorn Woodpeckers are fighting over the acorns that they have stored in a tall Washingtonia palm tree. The Waxwings require a blind as they are very skittish and all fly away at the slightest noise or sight of a human. Then I have to wait for 30 min to an hour for them to come back.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing on Mulberries
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings
Western Tanager
Acorn Woodpeckers and Palm
Acorn Woodpeckers defending acorns
stored in Palm trunk
Phainopepla male
Spotted Towhee

Anza Borrego Wildflowers

Recent Photographs of wildflowers and desert scenics at Anza Borrego State Park in Calif. Feb 25. This should be one of the best wildflower displays in years with substantial rains starting in Oct and continuing in Nov, Dec, Jan, and Feb. The peak has not been reached and could be as soon as 2 weeks depending on temperatures and more rainfall. I used a wide angle 17-40 lens on most and a 100-400 lens for the hummingbirds and a few others.

Costas Hummingbird

Cholla and Barrel Cactus


Desert Mud Abstract


Poppies, Anza Borrego


Verbena, Anza Borrego


Mud Cracks 2


Yaqui Pass Anza Borrego
Anza Field of Flowers

Owls and Snow Scenics

Owls photographed recently and in the past in Washington state on the coast for the Snowy and E Wash for the N Saw-whet plus some snow scenics during the recent big blizzard.

My photograph of a Great Gray Owl was chosen as one of the top 250 of the North American Nature Photography Association Showcase for 2019 (on the NANPA website and published in NANPA Expressions Journal.)

Great Gray Owl Camouflage
Snowy Owl Washington coast
Snowy Owl Washington coast
Northern Saw- whet Owl
Northern Saw- whet Owl


Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
snowy owl take off
snowy owl take off
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Old Homestead Okanogan
Old Homestead Okanogan
Okanogan snow scene
Okanogan snow scene
Snow scene in mountains
Dry Falls, Washington in snow