Saturday, December 25, 2010

Circle Bar B Reserve

Have visited the Circle Bar B several times in the past weeks. Activity is really picking up with thousands of White Pelicans, hundreds of Wood Stork and Whistling Ducks. It is a great time to visit if you can. Be sure to visit the west end where the pelicans seem to be spending their morning hours.

On my most recent visit a friend pointed out a Wilson's Snipe hidden in grasses out in the lake. I could not see it until I loaded a 400mm lens with 1.4X extender for an efective focal length of 560. See if you can find it in this picture.

Now see the cropped version of the same picture. See him now?

White Pelicans along Wading Bird Way.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Circle Bar B Preserve

Last weekend friend Bill Little and I visited the Circle Bar B Preserve. Bill was trying out his new Canon equipment for the first time. When we first arrived the Wood Storks were moving from the marsh down to the lake providing good overhead activity. There were several large groups of whistlers and we saw a few small groups of early White Pelicans. The Red Shouldered Hawk below seemed to be enjoying the early morning sun.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Circle Bar B Preserve

Once again back to the Circle Bar B Preserve to try my luck at "in flight" shots. Saw numerous Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks as seen below.