Friday, December 6, 2013

Some Of my Best For Month. Oct-Nov. 2013

This blog will feature some of my shots taken in last 2 months.  Just an eclectic assortment.
The sun seems to shine right through the gorget of this male Anna's Hummingbird.

The female Anna's has a golden sheen when the light strikes it at the right angle.

An Black-necked Stilt visited the Whiterock Beach Oct 10 2013.

Coming in for a landing was this blue Great Blue Heron.

This photo was quite sharp so I include it.

A Great Horned Owl was at Island 22.  Compare the "ears" with the Long-eared Owl below.

Long-eared Owl fluffing up in our cold spell.

Same bird.

Pied-billed Grebe

After some discussion with others it was decided that this was a dark morph Red-tailed Hawk.  A Harlans  was ruled out .

Rufous-sided Towhee

Pink Salmon (Humpback) female

Sanderling at Point Roberts

Black Turnstone at Point Roberts

Savannah Sparrow Harrison

Song Sparrow

Wilson's Snipes Wilband.  In the "old days" hunters would shoot snipes which are very erratic flyers.   If you could hit one you would be considered a good shot.  And that is how modern "snipers" got their designation.

Finally a male Pink Salmon

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1 comment:

  1. Very enjoyable images especially the Snipe titbit. I love how birds got their names. The salmon shots are amazing.