Birds

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.

Raven Pair_9804

Raven Pair_9804

A raven pair enjoying some shade and maybe a nap during the heat of the day.

Duck Yelling At A Photographer

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

Wood Duck Pair_8425

A Wood Duck pair enjoying a little quiet time together.

San Joaquin Wildlife Refuge - 7409

San Joaquin Wildlife Refuge - 7409

I wasn't sure if he was curious or checking above for predators.

Talking Duck - 5297

Talking Duck - 5297

A very animated mallard was talking me up.

SJWR - Black Necked Stilts

SJWR - Black Necked Stilts

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - 3 Black Necked Stilts out for lunch.

SJWR - Northern Shoveler Pair Flying - 2

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

Egret - Morning Light - 2019

Backlit in morning light an Egret is getting ready for a new day.

Mallard Drake Grooming_5095

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

SJWR - Osprey - 0822

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Photograph 1 of 4 of an Osprey Fly-by.

SJWR - Osprey - 0826

SJWR - Osprey - 0826

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Photograph 2 of 4 of an Osprey Fly-by.

SJWR - Osprey - 0827

SJWR - Osprey - 0827

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Photograph 3 of 4 of an Osprey Fly-by.

SJWR - Osprey - 0828

SJWR - Osprey - 0828

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Photograph 4 of 4 of an Osprey Fly-by.

IRP - Mandarin Duck Drake - 9934

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

Wood Duck Hen - 7333

I wonder if she has little yellow floating humans in her bath tub??

Peacock Courtship Display

Peacock Courtship Display

This fella was entertaining two females at once. The colors were magnificent!! Very interesting to watch.

At Rest

At Rest

I just love the trust and peacefulness portrayed in this photograph.

Northern Shoveler - 4339

Northern Shoveler - 4339

On final just before the landing gear came down.

Brown Pelican - 2956-2

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

Pintail Duck - 9482

I thought this guy looked proud.

Chaos - 4177

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

Sea Gull - 2923

Profile portrait of a rather nice looking Sea Gull.

SJWR - Black-necked Stilts_5694

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 - 5933

Mallard Drake circling the pond.

Brown Pelican - 20186

Brown Pelican - 20186

Getting airborne.

IRP - Another Day At The Duck Wash - 961

IRP - Another Day At The Duck Wash - 961

Irvine Regional Park, Irvine, CA, USA. Bath time!

Green-winged Teal - Enjoying Life - 3487

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

Egret - Lift Off

Backlit by golden early morning light an Egret heads to the sky.

SJWR - Successful Grebe - 8928

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

Brown Pelican Abstract - 8980

A Brown Pelican in flight just above the Pacific.

Just One More Sip - 4395

Just One More Sip - 4395

A hummingbird at its local convenience store drinking its version of Red Bull.

IRP - Mallard - Sunday Morning - 7653

IRP - Mallard - Sunday Morning - 7653

Irvine Regional Park, Irvine, CA, USA - A quiet peaceful morning at my favorite duck pond.

SJWR - Turkey Vulture - 3113

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

Northern Shoveler - 3668

More than anything, I like the perspective of this shot.

American Wigeon Drake_8284

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

SJWR - Northern Shovelers In Flight_5819

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, USA - Northern Shovelers on their way to a different pond.

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