2017-08-17&18 Antelope Island Phalaropes (Part 4 of 4)

The stars of the day were the phalaropes, when they picked up and flew in mass, wheeling and dipping in unison, it was breathtaking. I tried to capture images, but these fall far short of the impact of the spectacle in person. From about 50 yards offshore out to 300 yards, the phalarope flotilla stretched … Read more

2017-08-17&18 Antelope Island Swallows (Part 3 of 4)

Swallows in flight are difficult subjects to photograph. When I realized I was overloading on gull and phalarope images, I paid attention to these elusive birds darting low over the water. I may have misidentified some of the Tree Swallow images. I believe there were Bank, Barn, Tree, and Violet-Green Swallows present. Some of the … Read more

2017-08-17&18 Antelope Island Gulls (Part 2 of 4)

I don’t often get opportunities to meet Franklin’s Gulls, so when they appear before me I’m compelled to chase them with my lens. There was a carpet of Brine Flies on the beaches and we were entertained with the feeding antics of the gulls. The stars of this sideshow were the California Gulls, but the … Read more

2015-06-18 So Endeth The Journey

April 27, 2015 I departed my home in Poway for an expedition through eight western states, California to Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and back down the coast of California. The journey lasted 53 days and traversed over 5300 miles and concluded on June 18. Though I met about 160 bird species, these are … Read more