Great Egret

Here's a Great Egret shot from yesterday. Doesn't he look great?

Least Sandpiper

Laying in the mud amidst mosquitos and skunks yielded this shot. The skunks weren't right nearby, but perhaps 30 ft away. Fortunately they didn't seem to mind me.


In celebration of World Photo Day (177 years of photography), here's my contribution.

Black-headed Grosbeak

Lesser Goldfinch

The goldfinches have finally found my thistle feeder.

Western Scrub Jay

Here's a Western Scrub Jay from this morning. Kind of funny looking... I'm sure he looked better in the Garden of Eden!

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Since I don't have any new shots to post from California, here's another Michigan bird :)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Southern California is REALLY dry, so here's a refreshing image from Michigan that I found today :) He's a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Black-chinned Hummingbird

First decent bird shot after moving to Southern California. From what I can tell, I believe this is a female Black-chinned Hummingbird. Despite the drought, I'm still able to find green backgrounds sometimes :)

Hooded Warbler

After observing this hooded warbler for a while, we eventually realize he was feeding his wife and baby in a nest. With some patience I was able to get a decent shot.

Northern Flicker

For years I've been wanting a great shot of a Northern Flicker, and today I happened to bump into this guy (not literally) and was able to get decently close.

Prothonotary Warbler

I randomly stumbled upon this guy while walking along the river. He was surprisingly willing to cooperate fairly well.

Yellow Warbler

Song Sparrow

Went on a little "safari" today on a road that goes through a prairie at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Shot this lovely Song Sparrow from the car.

Bay-breasted Warbler

My last day at Magee Marsh in Ohio, there was one tree which was literally dripping with warblers. The entire tree seemed to be crawling with little Warblers. It was one of the most incredible things I've ever seen! Here's a shot from that fiasco.