This graceful osprey near Chico California gave me the "eye" as she flew back to check on her nest. Of course, I always keep a kind and respectable distance to avoid upsetting birds.
Little Blue Heron
Taken early morning on the west coast of Florida. What a patient fisher with royal presence - it was awesome to share this moment.
Great White Heron
Taken in early morning with February lighting on Sanibel Island Florida. Great White herons are majestic!
Little Blue Heron with reflection
Early winter dawn lighting on Florida coast. Love their stealth postures!
I captured this Peregrine Falcon shortly after it flew nearby close to Marysville California. With that look, sure am glad I was not her prey!
Harris Hawks are often heard calling from high up in valley trees throughout California farmland, but are difficult to spot and photograph. This one gave me quite a treat!
American White Ibis
Taken just after sunrise at J.N. ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Florida's west coast.
Hummingbird with Tongue extended
What a treat to have this mother bird sitting on her eggs just outside our window near Indio California!
Just a few feet from our resort window, this determined mother sat on her two eggs with minor breaks all day.
Hummingbird Hatching Eggs
With early morning sunlight, this persistent mother near Joshua Tree National Park in California was a treat to watch from a distance.
Hummingbird Taking Flight
We keep hummingbird feeders in our rural yard and this is sometimes our reward!
Female Blue-Winged Teal Duck
This female Blue-Winged Teal was near the shore of Clear Lake California as we strolled by in the morning.
Gray Lodge Wildlife Preserve in Gridley CA
Forster's Turns Landing
On the beach with Sandpipers at Jekyll Island GA
Great Blue Heron Reflection
Great Blue heron in mating plumage at Lake of the Ozarks MO
Great Blue Heron ready for Flight
This graceful Great Blue Heron in mating plumage deciding it was time to relocate on Lake of the Ozarks in MO
Great Blue Heron Taking off for Flight
Lake of the Ozarks SP in MO
American White Pelicans Cuddling
In 20 degree F weather, Pelicans need their sweetheart to keep warm
Brown Pelican in Flight with Breeding Plumage
Along the Indian River in the Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve on the Atlantic Coast of Florida
Brown Pelican 2 in Flight with Breeding Plumage
Brown Pelican on dock post with Breeding Plumage
In boat marina along the Indian River in the Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve on the Atlantic Coast of Florida
Brown Pelican 3 in Flight with Breeding Plumage
Anhinga Male calling to mate
Early morning greeting call at Everglades National Park
Anhinga Male calling
Early morning greeting call during Golden Hour at Everglades National Park
Anhinga Female Answering Mate
Photographed during the morning Golden Hour at the entrance to Shark Valley in Everglades National Park
Great White Egret Landing
The elegant grace of this large heron landing in the Sawgrass Wetlands of Everglades National Park
Great White Egret in Graceful Pose
Landing in the sawgrass marsh of the Everglades National Park
Anhinga Female waking up
Sitting in a tree during the Golden morning hour at Everglades National Park in Florida, U.S.A.
Snowy Egret with Ruffled Fearthers
Wading in a sawgrass marsh during Golden Hour in Everglades National Park
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