Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sea lion portrait

Sea lion portrait

Two takes on this peaceful sea lion at the Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. I like the late light reflecting in the water on the first one, but I'm partial to having the flipper in the second shot. Either way it was nice to see these guys in a more quiet setting than I have in the past.

Sea lion portrait

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

California sea lions, on the rocks

On the Rocks

A group of California sea lions in a relatively quiet moment as they settle in for the evening at Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, CA.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Song Sparrow and Flowers


A song sparrow perched among the wildflowers on a walk to Kehoe Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. This was taken on the same hike through the flowers as was the white-crowned sparrow I posted last week.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Singing red-winged blackbird

Singing red-winged blackbird

From an April walk at the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility in Petaluma. Treatment wetlands are a great place to find birds, and my first tour of that area did not disappoint as this male blackbird was singing in the flowers along the trail.

Blackbird in the flowers

He's really belting out his characteristic song -- a sound that always reminds me of the arrival of spring.

Singing red-winged blackbird