California Quail

No matter how many times I’ve imaged this bird, I still am struck by their beauty. Is it any wonder that it is the California state bird? Equipment: Canon EOS-1Dx…

Great Blue Heron

Beautiful Great Blue Heron photographed in Santa Cruz, California.

White-tailed Kite

White-tailed Kite in flight with usual prey of field mice. Taken in the warm evening light from the last hunt of the day. Taken 4/29/18 in Southern California.

White-tailed Kites

…rabbit. Usual prey is field mice. Young rabbits as prey are a rarity. And a photographic opportunity when it happens is even rarer still. Photographed on 4/29/18 in Southern California….

Allen’s Hummingbird

Allen’s Hummingbird tweeting. Taken in Santa Monica, California on April 22, 2018….

California Scrub-Jay

California Scrub-Jay rotating its head almost 180 degrees to view its surroundings. Taken in Santa Monica, California on May 5, 2018.

Blue Grosbeak

A migratory species in my area. Imaged at mixed vegetation campground in California. EXIF: Canon 1Dx : Lens; Canon EF 500 IS USM L + 1.4 T/C (effective focal length…

California Quail

This is a common behavior of quail when they have been attacked. This male, along with several other birds, were attacked while feeding in the yard. While most…