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A Red-tailed Hawk preens on a wire on the Skagit Flats.

A Red-tailed Hawk preens on a wire on the Skagit Flats.

I finally have a chance to add new images from 2015 to these workshop galleries.  It's been a fun year, and with the fall weather, I have a little more time indoors to get caught up on a few things like this.  I saw and was able to photograph some incredible birds this year, the ones that stand out the most was the Long-eared Owl that spent a fair amount of time in Stanwood the Black Skimmers from San Diego last winter.

Here's the link to the Gallery for the Winter Birds of the Skagit & Samish Flats, a great place for raptor photography in the winter months.  Bald Eagles, Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Short-eared and sometimes Long-eared Owls, thousands of Snow Geese and a lot of other possbilities.

A breeding plumage Brown Pelican preens while resting on the cliffs in La Jolla, San Diego County.

A breeding plumage Brown Pelican preens while resting on the cliffs in La Jolla, San Diego County.

San Diego County has one of the highest possbile species list for birders and bird photographers.  In the winter months, breeding plumage Brown Pelicans, Double Crested and Brandt's Cormorants are spectacular.  But, there are a lot of ohter birds we photograph there, like Little Blue Herons.

A male Gila Woodpecker searches for food in SE Arizona, near Green Valley.

A male Gila Woodpecker searches for food in SE Arizona, near Green Valley.

SE Arizona in the spring has fantastic birds and in early May, the Sonoran Desert birds are unique and fun to photograph.  

Enjoy the images!         Thanks as Always         Tim

Wenas Canyon & Eastern Washington Workshop Report

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Just a quick update on the Wenas Canyon Eastern Washington Photography Workshop.  Here are a few images from the last two days!  

First shot of the two-day workshop. Beautiful light on this Mourning Dove.

First shot of the two-day workshop. Beautiful light on this Mourning Dove.

Day one was all about Western & Mountain Bluebirds. This Mountain Bluebird was very attentive to the chicks in the nest box. He made about 3 times the trips with food than the female.

Day one was all about Western & Mountain Bluebirds. This Mountain Bluebird was very attentive to the chicks in the nest box. He made about 3 times the trips with food than the female.

This Black-headed Grosbeak was pretty far away, so I had to crop this image quite a bit.

This Black-headed Grosbeak was pretty far away, so I had to crop this image quite a bit.

Day two started out with Burrowing Owls and I love the attitude this one is giving us.

Day two started out with Burrowing Owls and I love the attitude this one is giving us.

Our second stop was the County Line Ponds near Othello. This Black-necked Stilt is in the process of landing.

Our second stop was the County Line Ponds near Othello. This Black-necked Stilt is in the process of landing.

Wilson's Phalarope at County Line Ponds. For some reason, there are no American Avocets at the ponds but there were more Wilson's Phalaropes then I've seen there before.

Wilson's Phalarope at County Line Ponds. For some reason, there are no American Avocets at the ponds but there were more Wilson's Phalaropes then I've seen there before.

Lark Sparrow at the Ginko State Park in Vantage. We saw several and some had food they were carrying to chicks.

Lark Sparrow at the Ginko State Park in Vantage. We saw several and some had food they were carrying to chicks.

Rock Wren not on rocks but at the base of one of the large trees in the park.

Rock Wren not on rocks but at the base of one of the large trees in the park.

It was a fun two-day bird photography workshop.  We had some birds we didn't expect (like Lark Sparrow) and missed some we thought we'd get (like American Avocet).  There were seven chicks at the Burrowing Owl nest site, with two adults for  nine total an all time high, so that was good to see since their overall population in the Columbia Basin is declining.

Enjoy!     Thanks    Tim