Monday, June 2, 2014

Wetlands birds

Murph and I are slowly exploring various wetlands in the area including those in farmers backyards. For a desert there is quite a bit of water around some of which are Wildlife Management areas, some are stations on the California Trail on BLM land, and some are just there.
Anyway here are a few of the sights from yesterday:

A 'must take' shot of Murph and the GBH.

The Black-necked stilts are fascinating to observe.

Yellow-headed Blackbirds are everywhere this time of year. Sometimes the yellow is orange.

A juvie Redtail, I believe, looking quite fierce and wondering if she should fly away from the stopped vehicle in the middle of the road.

"Knitting Needles" are all around the water spots and come in many colors.

Voicing displeasure at our presence this American Avocet buzzed us and spoke quite loudly to us!

A Willet of the Sandpiper family appears quite drab but their real beauty shows when they fly!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very productive day shooting... Now get back to digging!