sandpiper / feeding / at the edges of clouds
Photos copyright © 2010-2012, 2013 Kat Avila
Camera: Canon SD780 IS (2010-2012), Canon SX210 IS (2013)
Say's Phoebe, Sayornis saya, TYRANT FLYCATCHER FAMILY
Say's phoebe
2013.11.19
Snowy Egret, Egretta thula: While these herons often patiently wait for an opportunity to snatch food, I've also watched them kicking through silt to scare it up.
snowy egret
standing on one leg
2010.7.9
snowy egret
standing on one leg
2010.7.9
snowy egret
2010.7.9
snowy egret
2010.7.9
snowy egret
2010.7.9
snowy egret
"Hmm, any food here?"
2011.1.27
snowy egret
"Let's check this side."
2011.1.27
snowy egret
"Nothing."
2011.1.27
snowy egret
"I'm not giving up yet."
2011.1.27
snowy egret
"Gotcha!"
2011.1.27
snowy egret
alert and
stretched to full height
2011.1.28
snowy egret
looking for food
2011.1.28
snowy egret
flapping down to water
2011.1.28
snowy egret
elegant curve of body
2011.1.28
snowy egret
plumes drip off the
trough of its long neck
2011.1.28
snowy egret
bowlegged stance
2011.3.15
snowy egret
2011.3.15
snowy egret
suave
2011.3.15
snowy egret
"Gotta preen before
going to bed."
2011.3.17
snowy egret
2011.3.17
snowy egret
2011.3.17
snowy egret
2011.3.17
snowy egret
"Almost done."
2011.3.17
snowy egret
2013.7.3
snowy egret
2013.9.3
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia: "Tu-tu-tu-(quick clattering)-tweet-tweet-tweet-tweet-tooo," and variations.
song sparrow
dark brown spot
on chest
2011.3.10
song sparrow
"I betcha
you can't sing."
2011.3.10
song sparrow
"Listen to this!"
2011.3.10
song sparrow
"Pretty good huh."
2011.3.10
song sparrow
2012.4.18
song sparrow
2012.4.18
Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus, AMERICAN SPARROW SUBFAMILY
black-headed grosbeak
2012.4.17
black-headed grosbeak
2012.4.17
black-headed grosbeak
2012.4.17
spotted towhee
2013.7.3
Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor: Their topmost feathers are an eye-catching shiny metallic blue. I like to watch as they gracefully swoop overhead to catch flying insects.
tree swallow
looks a little dejected
2010.4.26
tree swallow
2010.4.26
tree swallow
2010.4.26
tree swallows
2010.4.26
tree swallows
2010.4.26
tree swallows
2010.4.26
tree swallows
rubbing beaks
2010.4.26
tree swallows
2010.4.26
birdhouse and swallow
birdhouse and swallow
2010.7.12
tree swallows
flying to birdhouse
2011.3.15
tree swallows
group roost
2011.3.15
tree swallows
group roost
2011.3.15
tree swallows
2011.3.15
tree swallows
2011.3.15
tree swallows
"Incoming!"
2011.3.15
tree swallow
close-up
2011.3.15
tree swallows
2011.3.15
tree swallows
2011.3.15
tree swallow
close-up
2011.3.15
tree swallows
2011.3.15
tree swallows
(I wonder what they're
chirping about.)
2011.3.15
tree swallows
"I sing only for you." ♫
2011.3.15
tree swallow
2011.3.15
tree swallow
"I get the feeling
someone's watching me."
2011.3.15
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
turkey vulture
2010.7.9
turkey vulture
2012.1.27
Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis
Western grebe
2011.11.23
White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
white-crowned sparrow
2011.11.23
white-crowned sparrow
2011.11.23
white-crowned sparrow2
2011.11.23
white-crowned sparrow
1st winter
Fluffed out to enjoy the sun.
2013.10.31