Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Birds of Marin

Down the hatch!

Although the weather was exceptionally dreary–it was still fun to visit Marin Headlands and search for birds.  Above, a Great Blue Heron swallows a tasty morsel.  He was on alert!

On guard...

Was a treat to view such a majestic bird, so couldn’t resist a view more shots…

Along the shore

Hunting...eyes searching

Closer to town…it was low tide and birds were everywhere! Just amazing to see so many every which way you looked.

Tall and Proud

Saw new birds to me…Long-billed Curlew fluffing it up–not as clear as I would like, but fun shot!

Shake and fluff

Wasn’t really a down pour, just drizzly and spitting, no wonder a fluffing was necessary!

Another glimpse

There were also some Black-necked Stilts close to shore.

Long legs and reflections

Another view…what?  I did say closer to town…guess I meant IN town!

This is really a great birding location and shopping too.  What more could a girl want?

A special thanks and shout out to @BirdGalAlcatraz who shared knowledge and locations with me. Simply brilliant and fabulous at bird identification.   A fun day–despite the weather!  I will just have to go back again when the sun is out, not such a hardship after all! 

I did learn…it is much harder to shoot birds–they move without warning!  Will use a tripod next time and experiment with exposure compensation.  Think that’s what I appreciate most–loving the moment and learning all the time:)

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2 responses

  1. Lovely shots my friend! LOVE the fluffed one and the STILTS shot is Superb! Love those reflections!!

    October 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm

  2. Wonderful captures of so many beautiful birds! The Black-necked Stilts reflection photo is especially lovely. The fluffing Long-billed Curlew is fabulous. Very cool image of the White Pelicans and various other birds. I would love to visit this area. A most enjoyable post!

    October 23, 2010 at 11:49 pm

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