Sunday, July 5, 2009

Taking Wing at Bolsa Chica

Things were jumping at Bolsa Chica. Or perhaps I should say flying.




Every egret, heron, tern, gull, Willet, Brown Pelican, and Black Stilt seemed to be flying somewhere.




Terns and gulls nesting in the distance with a Snowy Egret flying across the pickleweed in the foreground.





Willets winging it over the pickleweed.




Snowy Egret touching down.


Snowy Egret flying off to new adventures.





Snowy Egret coming in for a landing. Looks like he is taking a bow.







Snowy Egrets taking off again.






Black Skimmer flying over the water.





Black Skimmer skimming the water heading for a Snowy Egret.


Black Skimmer skimming closer and closer to the Snowy Egret.





Missed it by that much.





Another Snowy Egret off to check out the rest of Bolsa Chica.


Great Egret splashing as he zeroes in on a fish.



Bingo.



Looking for the best way to swallow it.


Yum.



Another catch! This one smaller.

Ahhh, nothing like a good fish for breakfast!















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3 comments:

Dan Philo said...

Great pictures! We have three Great Egrets roosting in a eucalyptus tree behind our apartment complex every night. Too bad we've haven't been able to get any good pictures yet! :(

Dan Philo said...

Great pictures! We have three Great Egrets roosting in a eucalyptus tree behind our apartment complex every night. Too bad we haven't been able to get any good pictures yet. :(

Orange County Birder Girl said...

Thanks, Dan. Keep trying. You are bound to get some good shots. Thank you for taking the time to comment.