Monday, June 15, 2009

My World Tuesday - Back At Bolsa Chica

I apologize in advance for so many pictures but I taken so many it really is hard for me to narrow it down to just a couple.


It was my kind of day, overcast, cloudy and actually could have rained. It wasn't until I was deep inside the wetlands that I realized if it had rained there was no place to hide from it and it was no short trek back to the car. Gratefully, it didn't rain.


White Crowned Heron & Black Necked Stilt



I hope this fella doesn't mind that I took his photo and posted it.


Long Billed Curlew & Blue Heron




Funny, when I took these photos it was from such a distance I, as well as some other people on the path, thought we were looking at babies in the nest. It wasn't until I got home and uploaded that I realized there were actually three birds in the nest and from the other side what we though we saw moving were feathers, not little beaks.



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36 comments:

Tranquility said...

What a beautiful place! Your bird photos look great - and what an interesting mix of creatures!

Carver said...

I'm glad you went ahead and showed us all of these pictures. Truly wonderful shots of a beautiful place.

Martha Z said...

Wonderful photos. I had hear of Bosa Chica but never got around to going when I lived in southern Cal. You've showed me what I missed.

Canarybird said...

You do take some wonderful bird photos. I also would not be able to decide on just one or two. Very nice!

Janie said...

What a great nature walk. You saw and photographed so much! Lovely pics.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous photos! What a great walk! And so many lovely, beautiful things to see. Thanks for sharing them all!

Have a great week!

Guy D said...
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ChrisC and JonJ said...

Wonderful photos!BTW,I absolutely love your playlist.Going to iTunes right now!

Guy D said...

Great shots as always, the first one is my favourite.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Cindy said...

Hi. You have a great blog. I love your photos, especially the butterflies and the Herons.

Cindy

Mike - Fenphotography said...

stunning shots, liked them all.

James said...

Wonderful pictures and they make me wonder why I hardly ever went here. I lived right next to it in Costa Mesa. Such a beautiful place.

Blasé said...

...no apology needed :)

Ida said...

I just LOVE the first picture here! BEAUTIFUL scene and place.
It looks so peaceful.
Wonderful series. :)

Marja said...

Wow you must be a professional They are fantastic. Especially the 4th one and the birds in the nest
Thanks for sharing

Mary Elizabeth said...

Marvelous place, relaxing!!!

Now and Then

Ebie said...

Quite a collection!You have a great eye, very detailed and nice composition. I've been told about Bolsa Chica, but haven't got the chance to visit.

Pam said...

I don't mind a bit. Your photography is always such a delight... Its like candy for the eyes :D

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a fantastic collection of pics TB. WOW!! I cannot choose a favorite out of them as they are all brilliant.

Lawstude said...

no need to apologize 'coz more photos mean more visual treat for all of us. i just love the critters and the birds and you really showed your talent in capturing snaps of them. great job.

magiceye said...

thank you for posting all those lovely pictures! they are all so wonderful!

Dagrun said...

Ouh the three bird you discovered in the nest were not very pretty... The heron landing on the water, on the other hand; what a beauty!

Great shots, not easy to capture birds in motion like that!

koala said...

That's one hairy little caterpillar. They look a bit nicer like that.;)

Judy said...

I am never going to complain that you have posted too many photos!! I revel in them!!!

Arija said...

I love your bird filled world.

Karen said...

That sky looks an awful lot like our did, yesterday. I love skies like that, so much character in them..

Wonderful bird photos..I really like that one of the heron in flight, just above the water..

very cool shots !!

Abe Lincoln said...

These are really nice photos of the baby birds in the nest. They look a little irritated -- with hair standing on end. :)

Debo Hobo said...

Yuke is that bug on the lense!?! Gross...

Great photos!:)

fishing guy said...

T: Wonderful captures at the bay with neat music playing along.

Snap said...

Wonderful,wonderful photos. You can post as many as you want! I'll look!

Barb said...

Your photos really capture the beauty of the birds - my favorites are the Heron in flight and in the tidal pool.

Carletta said...

Love the fourth shot with the reflection - excellent!
They are all wonderful however.
What a place to go.

Pacey said...

It would have been so nice to be watery wet from the rain, a rare thing we do nowadays apart from the childhood days. I loved playing in the rain.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Cool your sounds..beautiful capture of photos..
hey, I went through all this adjusting (my header you mentioned)it just does that if you open your browser with firefox..you won't have a problem with internet explorer? Sorry about that-

aguthrieimages said...

OMG you went to Bolsa??? Look like you had a blast did you freeze your tushy off?

storyteller's other blog said...

What LOVELY photographs you've captured on this dreary day. I've been to Bolsa Chica under similar conditions and thought the same thing, but since it seldom rains here in So Cal I don't worry about it much.
Hugs and blessings,