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Small Groups, Cool Birds, Fun Locations

Bird Quest 2014 #8

Bird PhotographyTim Boyer
A Song Sparrow perched in cattails.
A Song Sparrow perched in cattails.

Keystone Ferry and Crockett Lake offered a few birds yesterday morning on my way to Fort Flagler State Park.  I didn't get the Brant and  Harlequin Ducks I was after, but did manage to lock my keys in my car... and get a few good images.

Spring is starting!  There were plenty of birds out in the morning hours singing, marking territory, and trying to attract mates.

Golden-crowned Sparrow foraging for grass seeds.
Golden-crowned Sparrow foraging for grass seeds.

I didn't expcet to see Golden-crowned Sparrows still here, I thought they'd be moving northward already, but getting to spend a few minutes with them was fun.

The Bald Eagle seems to be breaking the rules, using the no hunting sign as an perch as he scans the lake for a breakfast.
The Bald Eagle seems to be breaking the rules, using the no hunting sign as an perch as he scans the lake for a breakfast.

This was actually the first shot of the day, low light, still foggy, but I love the hunter sitting on the no hunting sign.

Enjoy!

Good Birding

Tim