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Bird Quest 2014

Bird PhotographyTim Boyer

Last year I wanted to photograph 500 species of birds.  Well that was an audacious goal, and I didn't even come close.  So, this year I want to chronicle how many species I see and try to do better than last year.  But I have some catching up to do for January and February.   The next few posts will catch me up on my quest for birds in 2014. On Janaury 5th, I was in the San Diego area, here are the bird images I like from that day. I arrived mid-day, the light wan't the greatest, but it was adequate and I liked the soft texture behind the  plover in the first image.

Winter plumage Black-bellied Plover on Silver Strands Beach, Coronado, CA
Winter plumage Black-bellied Plover on Silver Strands Beach, Coronado, CA

There were several Black-bellied Plovers on Silver Strands Beach, but no Snowy Plovers that I could find this year.

I was surprised to get this close to the Ring-billed Gull, the sand was wet behind it, so the background was darker and didn't have the imapct for me as the first image.

Ring-billed Gull-9925
Ring-billed Gull-9925

Okay, so that's the first two.