Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Few Birds

Most of the birds we saw on our recent visit to Point Reyes were too far away to photograph but I did manage a couple of good shots.

I don't know how I spotted this guy, it is well camouflaged in the shadows.  I had to do a bit of tweaking to reduce the shadows and bring out some detail.  I think it is an immature barred owl but I am no expert and could be wrong.

I saw this flock of American White Pelicans from the deck where we were staying.  They were moving their beaks through the water and looked like they were rowing a boat.

If you don't mind getting seasick, here is a video I took of them.  Still cameras are not really made for taking movies no matter what they claim but they can come in handy.

See more birds at Wild Bird Wednesday.


Grandma C said...

Wow and he is out in the day time too! Nice capture of him sitting there.

I used to live where I could walk to see White Pelicans during migration time always fun to watch.

BumbleVee said...

That owl looks a bit sleepy....

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

you spotted an owl! Fabulous -- I would love to get a good picture of one (in natural surroundings)...... We used to see groups of white pelicans occasionally when we stayed at the Lake here in Oregon -- someone told me they are herding fish when they do that swim and bob thing. The fish end up all in one spot and then it is easier for the birds to scoop them up.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Martha I need to go check out your Facebook page -- just hope you and your family are all safe from the terrible fires