Forster’s Tern

I wasn't sure if this was a Forster's Tern or a Common Tern. I'm still not 100% certain but after reading about both, I'm inclined to think it's a Forster's Tern. These birds are FAST. I had a hard time tracking and photographing them. I had many, many out of focus photos and these were …

Great Egret

While we were watching the dancing grebes, there were several other birds in the area. One was a great egret who flew by a few times before landing in some tall grass on the other side of the cove. It was quite a distance away so it was difficult to get a clear, sharp shot. …

American Avocet

The American Avocet was another new bird for me.  We found these birds along the road in a shallow pond area along the road to the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge.  With their long legs, long bill and beautiful coloring, they are quite elegant. We enjoyed watching them for some time as they glided across …