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Birds At Westerly Creek

Last week, Angela’s birding group headed out to Westerly Creek. After hearing about the birds, I decided to pay a visit on Sunday. Maybe I would get to some of the same species? And get some practice making some images. I heard that Avocets were present along the creek. What luck! They were the first birds I noticed, at the edge of one of the ponds.


Avocet, Westerly Creek

They were a mating pair of Avocets. This was only the second time that I had seen these beautiful birds. I was pleased make some images of the pair.


Avocet Pair, Westerly Creek

Here is another image of the pair.


Avocet Pair No 2, Westerly Creek

Moving around the pond, I found this little guy. After much discussion, we identified this bird as a Western Wood Pewee.


Western Wood Pewee, Westerly Creek

There were two Swainson’s Hawks along the creek. I made this image of one before it flew off.


Swainson’s Hawk, Westerly Creek

Red-Winged Blackbirds were calling all along the creek. I captured this male in mid-call.


Red-Winged Blackbird, Westerly Creek

Cinnamon Teal were pairing up in the creek. I made this image of the male.


Cinnamon Teal Male, Westerly Creek

I was pleased to see all these species, and fortunate to get some practice making some decent images of some of the birds.

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  • Sue April 25, 2017, 1:09 pm

    These bird shots are all fantastic! Very well taken.

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