I’ve made 10 birdhouses, but only one has photo proof that birds used it to start a family. My son-in-law took this photo of a mountain chickadee coming out of its new home in Truckee, California. A few weeks after this shot I paid my daughter and her husband a visit in hopes that theContinue reading “No Vacancy! (finally)”
An egret is about to buzz two mallards at the Carmel River Lagoon–a busy traffic day in the marsh.
A scrub jay perches on a rusty iron pipe in an act of perfect balance.
Crows are everywhere in Carmel, but it is rare to see them side by side and still.
When you walk down a dark alley in a bad part of town, expect trouble. If you live near the ocean, expect sea gulls–this one is on a bathroom skylight.
A California Valley quail blends nicely with a mailbox. The mail is usually delivered in the early afternoon while the quail delivers its squawking alarms in the early morning.
Usually the hummingbird, sensing a cameraman approaches, jets away. Maybe it was the allure of a Peruvian lily, but this time the bird stayed in place while I clicked away.
Pelicans on an ocean outcrop watch the sun set off the coast of Carmel.
Sometimes I wander down to the Carmel River Lagoon and watch the egrets hunt and “dance”.