Looking for birds means we go where the birds are. Every once in a while, when it gets quiet, I look around and marvel at the places birds have dragged me out into. Here are a few. (in the comments, please share links to any photos you’ve taken of the wonderful places birds have led you)
Light blooms at dusk near Mono Lake. Common Nighthawks and Violet-green Swallows abound.
A kelp mound looms during the search for Sanderlings in Point Reyes.
Abbotts Lagoon welcomes the night and so do Burrowing Owls.
Searching for Golden Gate Great Horned Owls.
Varied Thrush habitat on Mount Tamalpais.
Red-tailed Hawks often hunt through dusk in San Francisco.
Peregrine Falcons frequent the sheer rock faces of Tennessee Valley. I imagine them beaming through this shortcut too.
The Foster City Shell Bar is the place for shorebirds and views of the San Mateo Bridge.
Carrizo Plain harbors shrikes, meadowlarks, eagles, falcons, etc… oh, and flowers. Many, many, many flowers.
Klamath is bird cray cray in the winter. It is calmer in the summer but no less beautiful.
And of course, the reason we get ourselves together and get out there is the birds. So nice that they prefer such sublime surroundings. Till
nest next time…
Those are some stunning images!!
But you don’t seem to be much of a guller: no picture of a landfill.
Got to visit Point Reyes not too long ago. Instantly one of my favorite places…
Awesome photos, Walter! Especially the Tennessee Valley one. That would make great album artwork.
Simply Gorgeous Walter! They’re no dummies.
Ah, these photos are… simply superb!
I have a request for an addition: Dawn on a frosty morning at Grizzly Island. One of your most sublime images ever.
Stunning Walter stunning.
Your images stunned me and made me smile so hard my face hurt. I didn’t even look at the captions until I realized that they were of my homes. I live at Mono Lake right now, and was born and raised in Point Reyes. Beautiful capturing of these wonderful places. I love how birds take me many places, but they also take me HOME. Thanks for reminding me. I also love the photo of the RCA station cypresses. Really takes me there.