Birds of Marin
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!
Was a treat to view such a majestic bird, so couldn’t resist a view more shots…
Closer to town…it was low tide and birds were everywhere! Just amazing to see so many every which way you looked.
Saw new birds to me…Long-billed Curlew fluffing it up–not as clear as I would like, but fun shot!
Wasn’t really a down pour, just drizzly and spitting, no wonder a fluffing was necessary!
There were also some Black-necked Stilts close to shore.
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:)