This is not the first time I have come across a young Yellow Bittern that has fallen from the nest. Poor little bird.
Recent heavy rains seem to have created the right conditions for mushrooms. I'm seeing them in a variety of new places lately.
Walking around Adelup after the rain I found many of these leaves wet and crushed under car and foot traffic.
These tiles surround a fountain at the Plaza de España. This is the site of the Governor’s Palace during Spanish occupation.
I found a Yellow Bittern nest today. Two fledgling chicks were hidden well. I was just able to catch their emerging heads.
I followed and tried to photograph a pair of Yellow Bitterns today, but wound up getting a better shot of this White Tern.
I was glad to see a light morph Pacific Reef Heron tonight. The dark morph seems to be more common around here.
All the White (Fairy) Terns I saw today were peeking out from behind branches. I just caught this one as it looked my way.
Photography outings have been rare lately. Today I managed to spend 45 minutes photographing a Pacific Reef Heron.
I have never taken or posted a photo of the stadium. It had just been painted, so I wasn't getting a better opportunity.
When photographing in the middle of the day, in harsh light, I look for colors, textures, and shadows.
I see these White (Fairy) Terns regularly near Paseo, but this was my first time photographing a pair. Fascinating birds.