Oly and Lotta Tidbits have been working long hours on publishing “Birds We See” for Kindle so I’m taking the day off. I think I’ll just kick back for a bit and cruise our photos and look for some favorites to share with you.
This Xantus’s Hummingbird was shot using one of our Cannon T2i cameras with a 100X400 ISO lens. This was taken at 1/4000 s.s. “They” say you can’t stop a hummer’s wings without flash and strobe but this is pretty close. I still think flash photography may harm birds and until I’m convinced otherwise, I’m not using added light.
I’ve always enjoyed this pic of 2 White-faced Ibises. They were flying over the Lagoon in La Ribera. We have some of our photographs mounted on canvas to look like paintings. Maybe this one?
White-winged Doves are fantastic subjects to photograph. They seem to know how beautiful they are. I’m not so sure about striking a pose on top of a cactus.
This Snowy Egret might be another candidate for the wall. I just don’t know.
Maybe not the prettiest bird around, this San Lucan Robin is 1 of only 2 I’ve ever seen. Also shot near the La Ribera lagoon. Reported to be a subspecies of the American Robin and a Baja Endemic.
Red-tailed Hawks are common in Baja. They love to feed on those Spiny-tailed Iguanas you see sunning on top of a cardon cactus. They come in different “morphs” but almost always show a dark belly-band.
And the last shot of the day. A Great Egret. Larger than a Snowy Egret, no yellow “slippers” and this bird has yellow bill. Happy Birding!