2013-03-24 Surfbirds At The Mission Bay Jetty

Good image captures of Surfbirds were a source of frustration for me until this day. These shorebirds are not rare during the winter season in San Diego County, but I’d not had any meaningful encounters. I read a report about a sighting at the rock jetty at the mouth of Mission Bay. I’d not visited … Read more

2014 Late November At The Salton Sea

By the time November ends at the Salton Sea, the waterfowl population explodes. Snow Geese numbers can reach 30,000. Sandhill Cranes numbers seem to be increasing in each passing season. Where once we felt lucky to see a half-dozen cranes, now it is not unexpected to see hundreds. Yet I spent only a brief afternoon … Read more

2017-03-21 Poway Community Park

Starting my morning “constitutional” at Poway Community Park this day, I noticed  a Killdeer foraging in the now fast moving shallow water of Rattlesnake Creek. I liked the way the light played with the bird and the water, but stretching my legs was my mission, and I kept moving. I found a dozen or two American … Read more