Osprey with fish Osprey with fish
Osprey with fish in talon
White-faced Ibis at Sunset White-faced Ibis landing at Sunset with Black-necked Stilts
The best times to photograph at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, Ca is at Sunset and early in the morning with the softer and warmer light. The White-faced Ibis land in the shallow water within 15-30 min of sunset and at that time you can get the iridescent colors of the wings with the sun hitting them from the front. Also are several duck species including Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged Teal, N Shoveler, and lots of Coots. There was a Kingfisher that was diving for fish but not within range of my lens. They are extremely hard to get close to.
Snowy Owl in Flight
Snowy Owl cleaning Talons
Snowy Owl at Takeoff
More Snowy Owl photos from our trip to Seattle in early Jan. I went through my original images and found a few more that I liked out of a couple of hundred raw shots. Sometimes it pays to go back and process images that did not “pop out” the first time around.
Here are 2 views of the same Duck at Santee Lakes, San Diego, Co California shot on Feb 15. My guess is that it is a hybrid. There is a faint green stripe running from the eye above the white supercillium towards the throat.
Can anyone ID this duck ? Please comment.
I just got an email confirming that it is possibly a black Swedish duck mixed in with mallard. Thanks Darlene.
close up of Duck
Happy Valentines Day
Wood Duck at Santee Lakes, San Diego, CA Wood Duck Reddish Egret Feeding at Bolsa Chica Bufflehead at Bolsa Chica
Great Blue Heron
Some recent photos taken at Bolsa Chica in Huntington Beach and Santee Lakes, San Diego
More Golden Eagles today at San Jacinto Wildlife Area . These are juveniles and I saw at least 2 different birds. The Goldens have the distinctive white wing patch and white tail base and a smaller golden head than the Bald Eagles.