Below I have a mish-mash of photos from all over Southern California.
First, there is a resting Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in the early morning light near Lompoc, CA. This guy seemed so large that I first thought it was a golden eagle! It forced me to stop the car and get a better look. Even though it wasn't an eagle, I was still happy I stopped to admire that piercing look.
The second photo is from Bolsa Chica reserve in Huntington Beach, CA. I got there just before sunset, but still got a few shots in before it got too dark. I decided to try some bird panning in the low light. I think it paid off. This one was my favorite. It is a flock of snowy egrets (Egretta thula) flying close over the water.
The next two photos are at Mission Creek in Santa Barbara (right where I have my booth at the Sunday art show). The sunrise this morning was so beautiful. We stopped for a quick minute on our way to meet up for our wonderful day at Anacapa Island.
*Hope you enjoyed the photos, and that the next post isn't as lagged as this one!