The Male Hooded Mergansers were busy neck stretching and yelling at their rivals this morning. A lone female appeared for the show.
Hoodies on Golden Pond
Male Hooded Mergansers floating on my local pond.
Today the Male and Female Hooded Mergansers flew in and started their wild courtship dances.
Young Red-Tailed was harassed by both male and female harriers, stood its ground until it spied something in the fields. (1 of 2)
Young Red-Tailed was harassed by both male and female harriers, stood its ground until it spied something in the fields. (2 of 2)
The local pond near my house is beginning to get the morning reflections that make shooting here so wonderful in the fall and winter.
Big Wave Advisory
10 -11 foot waves pounded the North Coast shoreline today. Rodeo Beach surfers suffered broken boards and rough rides.
A young Otter at Las Gallinas struggled with his Carp dinner.
Female Harrier Flyby
Bodega Bay was fogless and blue sky this morning and this female was chasing red tails and making close passes.
Rodeo Beach, Sausalito, California. Went for the surfers (waves too big and wild) and found this young coyote sitting in the grasses next to the parking lot.
Rainy Day Harrier
Female Northern Harrier let me get as close as I wanted on this wet morning!
Comin' At Ya
This Kestrel was fighting aggressively for pole territory with a Red tail.
Sandhill Crane spreads his wings in the cornfield on Staten Island
Difficult light until late afternoon, my first time to the Cranes!
Spent last 3 days at Bodega Bay and this Cooper's liked his high perch over the coastal cliffs.
White-tailed Kite with Vole and Greens
This Kite grabbed up a vole right out of the weeds for a healthy Vole Salad dinner.
Posting Up at Point Reyes
The coast cleared earlier than expected and this tawny kestrel was keeping watch on Pierce Point Road.
Point Reyes National Seashore coast road
They've arrived at Las Gallinas and not very shy this evening...
The grapes have been picked and the garden cut back but Anna persists.
This Great Blue Heron let me get very close as it snatched the snake from the wild grasses at Bodega Head.