|Message from Marv Breece
The purpose of my pbase site is to share images that I believe may be of interest to others. I am a bird watcher who often carries a camera. The bird watching is primary, and if I see a reason to take a photo, well then I try to. You are not likely to find calendar quality images on this site. Others take far better pictures that I do. Yet I hope that some of the images you find here will be of interest to you.
Most photos are arranged in taxonomic order. (Itís an older order, but I am too lazy to change.) The number in each photo title is there only to help me keep photos in order. If you are looking for an image of a specific Washington bird, if itís on the site, you shouldnít have to search too hard to locate it. I usually have a gallery of new photos, and sometimes galleries for special themes.
I take photos of birds for documentation purposes. Also when birds are doing unusual things, or interacting with each other. Anything that one is not likely to have seen in the field. I once watched a Great Blue Heron walking along a pond edge as I sat quietly in my car. The bird stopped. Then while keeping its head and body perfectly still, it began to swing its neck side to side. And in a flash it struck the ground and came up with a snake. No camera.
Below are links to birding experiences I have enjoyed when I DID have a camera. They are in no particular order. I hope you enjoy them.
Young Northern Harrier chasing 2 young Peregrine Falcons
Western Kingbird harassing a young Great Horned Owl
Ring-necked Pheasants perched on wires
A Merlin taking a dust bath
Comparison image of both yellowlegs and Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper with a dirt clod stuck to its foot
One of a group of White-faced Ibis looking the wrong way
An in-flight Merlin prey exchange
Common Terns w/ a Forsterís Tern and Bonaparteís Gulls
A female Merlin saying ďIím readyĒ
Greater and Lesser Scaup males for comparison
Male and female American and Eurasian Wigeons
Surfbird and Black Turnstone mixing it up
How to pick a Bar-tailed Godwit out of a flock of in-flight Marbled Godwits
American Golden-Plover and Pacific Golden-Plover for comparison