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.
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.
Here is another image of the pair.
Moving around the pond, I found this little guy. After much discussion, we identified this bird as a Western Wood Pewee.
There were two Swainson’s Hawks along the creek. I made this image of one before it flew off.
Red-Winged Blackbirds were calling all along the creek. I captured this male in mid-call.
Cinnamon Teal were pairing up in the creek. I made this image of the male.
I was pleased to see all these species, and fortunate to get some practice making some decent images of some of the birds.