Sunday, January 13, 2008

More Birds From the Bay

A few more bird shots from the trip out to the bay about a month ago. As you can see in the shot above, there were a ton of bird out on the water (I'm not sure if it is technically called the bay in this area, or something else). As always, click to see the images larger.

It is actually quite fun to find some birds, shoot them, then try to identify them online. The two best resources I've found are and Wikipedia. Whatbird has a great search feature that lets you refine the species based on shape, location, coloring, head features, etc. The only drawback is that it is essentially an online bird book, and everything is from illustrations, which is sometimes hard to compare to the photos of birds. Wikipedia is great once you know the species of the bird because it offers a lot more information and photos.

I'm considering spawning off a separate blog to act as a repository for the birds I've photographed -- an online scrapbook or portfolio. We'll see, though.

So, without further explanation, here are the rest of the shots I got with their links.

Male and Female Mallards (Info: Wikipedia, Whatbird)

Perched Red-shouldered Hawk (Info: Wikipedia, Whatbird)
My other hawk pic (the one above may be a juvenile).

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Info: Wikipedia, Whatbird)

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