Baby/young Flicker demands food.
Baby/young Flicker is going to be fed at last. Bird parents have a difficult job to say the least.
Baby/young Flicker is being fed by female.
Baby/young Flicker being fed by mother.
California Quail perches about eight feet up. These birds are fairly common in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon.
A Green-backed Heron stands amidst Water Iris in a pond.
A Great Blue Heron stands on kelp in the San Juan Islands off Washington state.
A Great Blue Heron strides at low tide in Puget Sound/Seattle, Washington.
A Great Blue Heron catches a Gunnel during low tide in Puget Sound, Washington.
A Great Blue Heron flys over Puget Sound in Washington state.
A male Black Crowned Night Heron in breeding plummage landing on a branch. When I first spotted him against the dried brush background, I actually thought I was looking at a small upright piece of wood.
A Great Egret wades in a marsh in Malheur National Wildlife Refugein southeast Oregon.
A Swallow-tailed Gull in the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, South America.
A Wood Duck drake calling out.
A gorgeous Wood Duck joined a flock of Mallards at a local creek/pond in my neighborhood in Seattle. I am hoping that a female joins him this spring.......
A Wood Duck drake appears to admire his reflection as well he might. He's actually about to take a drink of water.
A Wood Duck drake with reflection. OK, so I'm enamoured of thisduck......I wait for good light days in Seattle so I can get some behavioural stuff and I am hoping he somehow finds a mate this spring. He is in with a flock of mallards.
A Shoveler drake cruises the marsh at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon.
A Cinnamon Teal drake semi-hides in pond grasses.
A few Snow Geese fly above a grazing/resting flock in the SkagitValley of western Washington state. They winter here then leavefor their nesting grounds in northern Alaska, Wrangel Island, and the western Canadian arctic around mid March.
An Embden Goose stretches iin Lincoln Park, Seattle, Washington. This is one of a pair that live on the beach in the lower reaches of the park. Although a domestic goose breed, these two are wild and free.
A Great Horned Owl fledgling peers down at the photographer inMalheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon.
A male Western Tanager in breeding plummage. They winter in the tropics but migrate to Southern Alaska and down through the westto breed. This image was shot in in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Oregon.
Western Tanagers winter in the tropics, but migrate to SE Alaska and down through the west to breed. This image was shot at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in SE Oregon.
A pair of Red-lored Amazon Parrots I photographed in a parrot sanctuary on the Island of Roataan in the Caribbean. They were not in cages. These birds exhibited typical parrot curiousity...they had a field day on my photo backpack.
This Keel-billed Toucan portrait was taken in a parrot sanctuary on the Island of Roataan in the Caribbean. Many of the birds were uncaged. Several years later I went back and the toucans were in cages (very large walk-in ones), because they had been biting visitors! Thankfully they are not endangered.
A female booby intently watches the male's courtship display.Photographed in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, SA.
After a fairly elaborate courtship, the boobies finally do it.This was photographed in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, SA
This male Booby looks none too pleased that he has two mouths to feed.
A Bald Eagle lifts off after catching a fish. Hood Canal, WA
A Bald Eagle with attendant Crow flys low over Oyster beds.Hood Canal, WA
He might see a fish the Heron had his eye on or he just wants to harass the Heron, either way the Heron will be gone......Hood Canal, WA
A Bald Eagle landing on Oyster beds; probably he spots a stranded fish. Hood Canal, WA
Juvenile Bald Eagle in flight
Bald Eagle over Oyster beds.
A Great Blue Heron goes after another one who has a fish.
Yep, he plans on getting that fish.
It's only a matter of time.
I don't know if he succeeded in getting the other heron to drop the fish.
A Bald Eagle flys off with catch
A Bald Eagle cruises
A Bald Eagle swoops in and knocks over another. Eagles and Herons feed at low tides in May and June on spawning Plainfin Midshipman.
A Bald Eagle swoops in and takes a fish from a Great Blue Heron who had placed it in the water to get a better grip.