These are a few of my favorite bird images. My intention is to showcase a variety of photographs that I will update and change often in order to keep the content fresh. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge. Click on the enlargement for an ever larger image.
A raven pair enjoying some shade and maybe a nap during the heat of the day.
Duck Yelling At A Photographer
Irvine Regional Park, Irvine, CA.
Have you ever been yelled at by a duck? I have!!
Wood Duck Pair_8425
A Wood Duck pair enjoying a little quiet time together.
San Joaquin Wildlife Refuge - 7409
I wasn't sure if he was curious or checking above for predators.
Talking Duck - 5297
A very animated mallard was talking me up.
SJWR - Black Necked Stilts
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - 3 Black Necked Stilts out for lunch.
SJWR - Northern Shoveler Pair Flying - 2
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA - A pair of Northern Shoveler's do a low level fly by.
Egret - Morning Light - 2019
Backlit in morning light an Egret is getting ready for a new day.
Mallard Drake Grooming_5095
It was a rather lazy morning at my favorite local duck pond at the Irvine Regional Park in Southern California. I watched this fella getting his things in order and waited for him to float out of the shadows into some nice light before releasing the shutter.
SJWR - Osprey - 0822
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Photograph 1 of 4 of an Osprey Fly-by.
SJWR - Osprey - 0826
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Photograph 2 of 4 of an Osprey Fly-by.
SJWR - Osprey - 0827
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Photograph 3 of 4 of an Osprey Fly-by.
SJWR - Osprey - 0828
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Photograph 4 of 4 of an Osprey Fly-by.
IRP - Mandarin Duck Drake - 9934
Irvine Regional Park, Irvine, CA, USA. A male Mandarin Duck out for a Sunday morning paddle.
Wood Duck Hen - 7333
I wonder if she has little yellow floating humans in her bath tub??
Peacock Courtship Display
This fella was entertaining two females at once. The colors were magnificent!! Very interesting to watch.
I just love the trust and peacefulness portrayed in this photograph.
Northern Shoveler - 4339
On final just before the landing gear came down.
Brown Pelican - 2956-2
There were four Brown Pelicans all within close proximity of each other. This was the best looking one of the group. I was thrilled when he turned to face me and made full on eye contact!
Pintail Duck - 9482
I thought this guy looked proud.
Chaos - 4177
I have no idea why, or who gave the signal, or what the signal even is, but they all took flight at once! I find the duck world to be so entertaining.
Sea Gull - 2923
Profile portrait of a rather nice looking Sea Gull.
SJWR - Black-necked Stilts_5694
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Black Necked Stilts out for their lunch hour walk.
Mallard Drake - 5933
Mallard Drake circling the pond.
Brown Pelican - 20186
IRP - Another Day At The Duck Wash - 961
Irvine Regional Park, Irvine, CA, USA. Bath time!
Green-winged Teal - Enjoying Life - 3487
This guy was so cute and seemed to be totally happy. This photograph always brings a smile to my face.
Egret - Lift Off
Backlit by golden early morning light an Egret heads to the sky.
SJWR - Successful Grebe - 8928
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - A Grebe surfaces after a successful dive with a rather large fish hanging from its mouth.
Brown Pelican Abstract - 8980
A Brown Pelican in flight just above the Pacific.
Just One More Sip - 4395
A hummingbird at its local convenience store drinking its version of Red Bull.
IRP - Mallard - Sunday Morning - 7653
Irvine Regional Park, Irvine, CA, USA - A quiet peaceful morning at my favorite duck pond.
SJWR - Turkey Vulture - 3113
Turkey Vultures have a wingspan of up to 70 inches and look so graceful soaring on the thermals above.
Turkey vultures are the only scavenger birds that can't kill their prey.
Northern Shoveler - 3668
More than anything, I like the perspective of this shot.
American Wigeon Drake_8284
This guy was using the tree truck reflection like a path. As soon as he veered left I fired off a burst.
SJWR - Northern Shovelers In Flight_5819
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Northern Shovelers on their way to a different pond.