Last year it was about this time that I got so busy doing art shows that I thought I didn't have enough time to make new images and post them. This year, I'm doing a few less shows and want to get out more. So, I have two or three more posts from Central Oregon, and then I'll have some from the Oregon Coast. Most of the images today were taken during the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge/Central Oregon Photography Workshop I held last week. These images are from the second and third days, and made with the Canon 5D Mark III and the 100 to 400 mm zoom lens, with a 1.4 Extender attached.
I like the Benson Pond area because the refuge rules let birders and photographers walk around a little. And there are some great woods that hold roosting Turkey Vultures, Egrets, and Great Horned Owls, and other birds. Don't miss the swallows, nighthawks, ibis, ducks, swans and sparrows that are there too!
The Double O Road had a little water this year, but it dried up fast. Water that was several inches deep when I scouted, but was gone a couple of days later when I came back with the group.
Ring-necked Pheasant and Black-crowned Night-Heron are found by driving the refuge roads with the attitude, that you'll go out and see what's there. Hardly ever is birding or photography a stake out at Malheur.
I don't think I've ever seen two at once! I just wish they we're backlit. But, it was cool to see!
I forgot to post this with the other Wenas Canyon birds. No disrespect intended, I like Robins, they're always doing something interesting, and their latin name is miss understood my many.
We have a couple of nice cherry trees in our backyard. I like the cherries, but it's more fun for me to see what they'll bring in. We added House Finch to our yard list this year, and right now there's two Northern Flickers, four Robins, and two Juncos.
(Just a side note if you're interested this makes 94 bird species photographed this year.)