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Shore Birds and Water Fowl

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Please note: All of these photos were NOT taken at Bolsa Chica, but MOST of them were :-)
Click on photo to reveal much more about photo and where taken.

More Bolsa Chica shots added.

Just added some from the Flamingo in Las Vegas.

I do not own a serious birding lens (yet) so these are the best I can do so far. Many of these had to be cropped so as to somewhat fill the frame.

About the Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsa_Chica_State_Ecological_Reserve

Birds that can be viewed at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy througout the year:

http://www.bolsachica.org/Birders/part1.html and then go on to parts 2, 3 and 4

8 new shots added from Bolsa Chica and Newport Back Bay 1/19/08

Added 8 new shots from Bolsa Chica. A Surf Scoter, and some Northern Pintail shots.

Added more shots from Bolsa Chica including a few shots of the (American) White Pelican.

Added a group of photos taken at Bolsa Chica. Mostly California Brown Pelicans.

This is just the beginning of a very large gallery of Shore birds I will be taking over the next few months. Venues: Bolsa Chica Nature preserve (Huntington Beach). Newport Back Bay Nature preserve (Newport).

About the Lesser scaup:

More about the Lesser scaup here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_scaup

About the Northern Pintail

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Pintail

About Bufflehead Ducks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bufflehead

About the Surf Scoter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surf_Scoter

About the (American) White Pelican

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_White_Pelican

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grebe

About the Snowy Egret

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_egret

About the Black Skimmer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Skimmer

About the Black Necked Stilt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-necked_Stilt

About the Green Heron

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_heron

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California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
White Pelican
White Pelican
Great Egret in flight (backlighted)
Great Egret in flight (backlighted)
Great Blue Heron at Oceanside Marina
Great Blue Heron at Oceanside Marina
Night Heron at Oceanside Marina
Night Heron at Oceanside Marina
Common Loon w/ catch (in non breeding colors)
Common Loon w/ catch (in non breeding colors)
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Northern Pintails
Northern Pintails
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Black Skimmers in flight
Black Skimmers in flight
California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
Egret
Egret
Bonapart Gull
Bonapart Gull
swan
swan
Black Necked Stilt foraging
Black Necked Stilt foraging
Great Egret
Great Egret
California Brown Pelican (interesting angle)
California Brown Pelican (interesting angle)
California Brown Pelican in flight
California Brown Pelican in flight
Young Egret in flight
Young Egret in flight
Brown Pelican in breeding colors
Brown Pelican in breeding colors
Egret at Oceanside Marina
Egret at Oceanside Marina
Immature Red Tailed Hawk
Immature Red Tailed Hawk
Black swan
Black swan
Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
White Pelican
White Pelican
Surf Scoter - male
Surf Scoter - male
White Pelican (foreground)
White Pelican (foreground)
Egret
Egret
Hooded Merganser (male)
Hooded Merganser (male)
Egrets
Egrets
Brown Pelicans
Brown Pelicans
California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican diving
California Brown Pelican diving
Hooded Merganser (female)
Hooded Merganser (female)
African Crowned Crane
African Crowned Crane
Pelicans looking for dinner at Oceanside Marina
Pelicans looking for dinner at Oceanside Marina
Great Egret
Great Egret
Northern Pintails
Northern Pintails
Night heron
Night heron
Mandarin duck
Mandarin duck
Male Northern Pintail
Male Northern Pintail
Sea Gull Portrait - (redone)
Sea Gull Portrait - (redone)
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Egret, backlighted in wind
Egret, backlighted in wind
Green Heron
Green Heron
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
American Wigeons in flight
American Wigeons in flight
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Lesser Scaup (breeding pair)
Lesser Scaup (breeding pair)
Great Blue Heron in flight
Great Blue Heron in flight
Great Egret
Great Egret
Hooded Mergansers (2 males, 1 female)
Hooded Mergansers (2 males, 1 female)
Northern Pintail
Northern Pintail
Night heron
Night heron
Brown Pelicans in flight
Brown Pelicans in flight
Night Heron w/ Catch
Night Heron w/ Catch
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Brown Pelican in breeding colors
Brown Pelican in breeding colors
Surf Scoter
Surf Scoter
Black Skimmers gone wild
Black Skimmers gone wild
California Brown Pelican in flight
California Brown Pelican in flight
Ibis
Ibis
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Blue Herons in tree
Great Blue Herons in tree
Night Heron w/ Catch
Night Heron w/ Catch
Green Heron
Green Heron
Redish Egret in flight
Redish Egret in flight
Snowy Egret in flight
Snowy Egret in flight
Brown Pelicans
Brown Pelicans
Snowy Egret (Young)
Snowy Egret (Young)
Night Heron stalking
Night Heron stalking
Great egret
Great egret
Lesser Scaup drake (male)
Lesser Scaup drake (male)
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Common Loon w/ catch (in non breeding colors)
Common Loon w/ catch (in non breeding colors)
California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
Great blue heron
Great blue heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Flamingo
Flamingo
Wild Egret
Wild Egret
White Pelican in flight
White Pelican in flight
Young Egret in flight
Young Egret in flight
Red Tail Hawk
Red Tail Hawk
Mandarin duck
Mandarin duck
Brown Pelican in breeding colors
Brown Pelican in breeding colors
Egret
Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Hummingbird just taking off (not a shorebird :-)
Hummingbird just taking off (not a shorebird :-)
Green Heron
Green Heron
California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
Avocet
Avocet
Lesser Scaup drake (male)
Lesser Scaup drake (male)
Wood duck
Wood duck
Great Egret
Great Egret
Avocet
Avocet
Mandarin Duck (female)
Mandarin Duck (female)
Bonapart Gull
Bonapart Gull
Brown Pelican in breeding colors
Brown Pelican in breeding colors
Great Egret
Great Egret
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Great Egret
Great Egret
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Bufflehead Ducks (2 males)
Bufflehead Ducks (2 males)
California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
Avocet
Avocet
American Wigeons in flight
American Wigeons in flight
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Mandarin duck
Mandarin duck
Brown Pelicans
Brown Pelicans
Snowy Egret (Young)
Snowy Egret (Young)
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Graet Blue Herons in tree
Graet Blue Herons in tree
Reddish Egret in flight
Reddish Egret in flight
Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
Great Egret with smaller Snowy Egrets
Great Egret with smaller Snowy Egrets
Avocet
Avocet
Great Egret
Great Egret
Green Heron
Green Heron
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
Snow Egret landing (corrected)
Snow Egret landing (corrected)
Night heron
Night heron
Great Egret in flight (backlighted)
Great Egret in flight (backlighted)
Brown Pelicans
Brown Pelicans
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
Hooded Mergansers (2 males)
Hooded Mergansers (2 males)
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Black bellied Plover (breeding male)
Black bellied Plover (breeding male)
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Snowy Eget landing
Snowy Eget landing
Night Heron stalking
Night Heron stalking
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Double Crested Cormorant
Double Crested Cormorant
American Wigeons in flight
American Wigeons in flight
Northern Pintails
Northern Pintails
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Green Heron
Green Heron
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
Cormorant
Cormorant
Male Northern Pintail
Male Northern Pintail
Egret, backlighted in wind
Egret, backlighted in wind
Buffelhead duck (male)
Buffelhead duck (male)
Immature Gull
Immature Gull
Black Crowned Night Heron
Black Crowned Night Heron
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
Grebe
Grebe
Great Egret
Great Egret
Night heron
Night heron
Blue Heron
Blue Heron
Black Crowned Night Heron with catch
Black Crowned Night Heron with catch
Great Blue Heron in flight
Great Blue Heron in flight
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Swans in SoCal? Yes!
Swans in SoCal? Yes!
Blue Heron
Blue Heron
Egret
Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
Egret, White Pelican, Blue Heron
Egret, White Pelican, Blue Heron
Female Mallard
Female Mallard
White Pelican (foreground)
White Pelican (foreground)
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_DSC9007.jpg
Avocet
Avocet
Great Blue Heron landing
Great Blue Heron landing
Egret, White Pelican, Blue Heron
Egret, White Pelican, Blue Heron
Black Necked Stilt
Black Necked Stilt
Long Billed Curlew
Long Billed Curlew
California Brown Pelican - Got more than fish :-)
California Brown Pelican - Got more than fish :-)
Male Northern Pintail
Male Northern Pintail
Hooded Mergansers (2 males, 1 female)
Hooded Mergansers (2 males, 1 female)
Hooded Mergansers (2 males)
Hooded Mergansers (2 males)
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
Great Egret
Great Egret
Reddish Egret
Reddish Egret
Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
Graet Blue Heron
Graet Blue Heron
Avocet
Avocet
Egret, backlighted in wind
Egret, backlighted in wind
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
Surf Scoter
Surf Scoter
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great Egret
Hooded Merganser (female)
Hooded Merganser (female)
California Brown Pelican (5 in flight)
California Brown Pelican (5 in flight)
Osprey
Osprey
Great Blue Heron landing
Great Blue Heron landing
Great Eget w / catch
Great Eget w / catch
Snowy egret
Snowy egret
Egret
Egret
Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
Egret stalking
Egret stalking
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck