Recently taken photos of Burrowing Owl family with young recently out of nest in S. California. One of the juveniles is starting to fly short distances and the female is feeding the young still; but I have not seen the male adult after several visits.
I have to apologize for not posting on this site for a while and have been more active on Instagram @ImagePhotoPro. Please follow me there with some of my best images. I tend to post there at least several times a week with new material, both bird photography, landscapes, and other wildlife.
During this pandemic we have not traveled either domestically or internationally but have had to make do with local birds in my backyard or nearby. I hope all my followers are staying safe in these difficult times and that we can get back to normal before too long. I do have some backyard photos of Hooded Orioles, Warblers, Western Bluebirds, and some Woodpeckers which I will post on this Blog soon.
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.
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.
The new batch of Peregrine Falcons with 4 juveniles is out of their nest at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Cal. Mostly they are sitting in tall trees screeching and waiting for the parents to bring food- not a lot of aerial action yet.
Some new photographs of Snowy,Cattle,Great Egrets and Great Blue Heron chicks in their nests and fledged. A few images were taken previously. All were taken in San Diego Co, California at several locations.
More photographs from Costa Rica of Birds,Reptiles, and Mammals. I am trying higher resolution images that might load slower but will see how it works. Also reducing copyright info size for a cleaner image. If you order prints they will be far higher resolution with a lot more detail and range – up to 50-60 mb.