April Colors

In response to Amy’s Lens-Artist Photo Challenge I am sharing some of the photos I have taken recently as the flowers slowly emerge and I see a lot more green around the water areas. As I have mentioned before, rain has been sparse this winter, but flowers always seem to emerge. Some years more plentiful,…

Recent Bird Photos

Lisa Coleman’s Bird Weekly- Photo Challenge for this week is birds we’ve seen in the past two weeks. I’ve got a few bird photos I’d love to post and I think this is the perfect opportunity. Although I’ve still been getting out there, I’ve been a bit sluggish as I recuperate from recent dental surgery….

My First Sora

When I visited our wetlands a couple of weeks ago, right after they cleared some of the reeds, I was surprised with the opportunity to see a sora foraging for food in full view. I would have missed him had it not been for the friendly birder sharing his discovery with passers by. I have…

Reflections: cool birds 😎

Yesterday morning I went back to our wetlands park for the first time since they removed some of the dried reeds to open up the water areas. Not only did I discover some new birds, but I captured some beautiful reflections perfect for Lisa Coleman’s Bird Week Challenge: Reflection of Birds. I also discovered I…

Grebe vs. …fish?

Yesterday at the wetlands I was watching this little grebe in a water fight with something. I thought it was some kind of water grass or plant. He was really splashing up a storm. The lighting was bad, but I snapped away with my lens zoomed in, trying to figure out what he was up…