Sunday, January 29, 2012

From Home

Quite a few birds around this morning, so I pulled out the scope for awhile.  Managed some OK shots, but missed the Canyon Wren!

Northern Mockingbird 

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Friday, January 27, 2012

Another Winter Day At The Beach

Since the weather continues to be great I was fortunate to head out to the local slough and try to get some good photos.

 Great Egret, hunting for lunch.

Black-necked Stilt, looking particulary bug-eyed.

Great Egret

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Another Winter Outing

The weather continues to be fine, so I am doing my best to get out and practice.  Practice makes perfect, right?  Hopefully eventually I'll get some better photos to show for it.


Mute Swan

 Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Visit To The Beach

Happy New Year!  Since the January weather continues to be glorious, I figured it was time to head to the beach.  There is a flock of Black Skimmers that stays in Santa Barbara much of the year, and I have been menaing to get down and take their portraits for some time now.  They are a bit funny looking and I find them quite interesting to watch.

Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer

Long-billed Curlew

Brown Pelican.  Note leg band (#890)

Spotted Sandpiper.  Not the crispest shot, but the best one so far.