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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of four. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Visitors of the great pool-Part 2

Surely there are dickey birds that bathe and drink from the big pool, but Rich's cam photographed only the big birds, like the band-tailed pigeon and a raven that was a little too blurry to post.

The red-shouldered hawk was there to bathe.

And so was the great-horned owl. Rich says, "The owl looks like it could be young or a molting adult. There were two shots of it, one up higher on the rocks, then a couple minutes later this one at pool level. It was last Friday at 2:30 PM, which was a hot day all over the area."


brdpics said...

All killer, but that Band-tailed Pigeon is just stunning. I'm jealous- would kill for a shot that nice of that species- they seem to be really shy & retiring (unless they are mobbing cracked corn on someone's feeder tray, but that setting leaves a little something to be desired...)

Camera Trap Codger said...

Thanks Bill, and congratulations on your recent successes getting bird photos into print.