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Flamingos Fighting and Sleeping

Wildlife is an attractive subject for photography, particularly when the creature in question is colorful.  A flamingo certainly fits the bill with the vibrant pink coloring.  In addition, given that they have such long necks and shapely heads, they can … Continue reading

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Macaws of Different Colors

The Macaw is a bird that really looks like it has been created for our amusement.  The bright colors and personality of the birds combined with their intelligence makes them instantly attractive.  We can forget for a while that they … Continue reading

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What a Great Crest Cranes Have

The Great Crested Crane is a crane that has a crest.  I think it is fair to say that this crest is pretty impressive.  You might almost say it is great!  I’ll let the picture speak for itself then…

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Goslings En Masse

Spring is the season for new life.  The geese had obviously been taking the task to heart because, as we walked around Bloedel Reserve, there was a large gathering of goslings.  It appeared to be that several families were mingling … Continue reading

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Cormorants Lined Up for Inspection

It’s been too long since we last had a cormorant on the blog.  Time to rectify that.  These are not action shots.  Instead, as we walked along the shoreline on Bainbridge Island, there was a wooden beam out in the … Continue reading

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Shovelers Doing Their Thing

The shoreline of San Francisco Bay has a bunch of ducks.  Of the ones I see a lot of, there are two main species.  The Mallards are a duck you will see almost anywhere.  The others are the Shovelers.  As … Continue reading

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Flocking in Some Numbers

I don’t know whether a murmuration is a thing specific to starlings or whether it applies to any large flocks of birds.  I was looking out across San Francisco Bay recently and there was a large flock of birds whirling … Continue reading

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Egrets

How about some photos of egrets?  They aren’t rare and they all look pretty similar but they are still an interesting looking bird and, since they like to hunt in the shallows, they end up being pretty close and therefore … Continue reading

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Rushing Grebes

This post doesn’t have any images sadly but I am writing it so you can go online and check something out.  Nancy and I took a walk along the shoreline in Hayward.  We saw something strange out in the water … Continue reading

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Roger Goes Fishing

One evening, while having dinner near the beach, we saw a flash of wings as a bird flew down to the water’s edge and landed.  It was a heron.  He was standing on the rocks as the waves washed in.  … Continue reading

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