I have been trying to get more walking in and there are a lot of good paths through protected Wetlands around here. Of course in the desert, any area with water attracts concentrations of wildlife so the photo opportunities abound.
The birdsong is almost deafening this time of year in the mornings as mating and defending territories is in full swing right now. I was able to finally get some good photos of a Marsh Wren which is what I think this little brown bird singing so loudly is. They are tiny birds that flit through the reeds never allowing me to get a photo until today. This little bird was intent on singing and stayed still in plain site long enough to be photographed.
I was also able to observe this common tern fishing over one of the ponds and see him catch a fish.
30 thoughts on “Wetlands”
Stunning pictures….these are wonderful pictures 🙂 Loving it !!!
Thank you Naresh. 🙂
Lovely photos. You photograph those birds in flight very well.
Thanks Wood Dragon. I am practicing photographing birds in flight. 🙂
Great captures. All nice and sharply in focus, which I have been told is extremely difficult with small birds and BIF. All are great, but I like the last one the best.
Thanks so much Mark. Yes Bird Photography takes a special kind of patience. It has been a great hobby for a terribly impatient person like me. 😉
Stunning photos ! As always a pleasure to visit your fantastic blog ! // Maria
Thank you Maria. 🙂
You take good pictures
This is a lovely gallery. Despite the range of subjects, action and backgrounds you managed to capture sharp images in subdued settings that all convey a story. Good eye …and reflexes! Like them all, the tern is great, but my favorite – a new bird for me – is the shorebird, the American Avocet.
Thanks Nick! I love it that I could introduce a new bird to you. Avocets are common around here but my book says rare in your neck of the woods.
I love the detail I can see on the subjects of your photos. Amazing!
Thanks RJ. 🙂
Great photos. I’d love to know where that desert scene on your home page was taken.
Thanks meade101. 🙂 That is a photo of Fort Rock. It is about 100 miles south east of Bend Oregon.
Wow, you’ve captured such clear photos of hard-to-photograph birds! Just beautiful. I stopped by today wondering what you were up to, and you’ve been busy!
Thanks PK! 🙂
Of course the your images are great…I expect to see excellent photography when I pause on your site. This time I’ll say I really I enjoyed your “wetland” commentary. I had not thought about that part of the desert.
Thanks so much emanscamera! Sorry for the delay in reply. I hope to meet your expectations going forward. 🙂
I’m following your blog but for some reason do not get notifications of new posts… Do you know why?
So happy you are following my blog Shamanictracker. 🙂 I don’t know why you would not receive notifications?
I agree with Naresh!!
Stunning pictures.. lovely.. now its really time for bed 😉
Thanks and keep those wonderful sets of photos coming!
Thanks Pieter! Sleep well. 🙂
The turtle is perfect.
Thank you. 🙂
Watchful eyes are captured well.
My goodness… You capture the vibrancy of nature so beautifully!
Thank you Eva. 🙂