Nesting Time ~ I saw this pair of Great Blue Herons, apparently starting a nest in this old snag of a tree. It looks like it will need quite a bit of work before it will support eggs or babies. This was at Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve in Orange County, CA.
Greater Scaup ~ At Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve, there were a lot of these Greater Scaups swimming and feeding. I liked the golden eye and the reflection. They have a dark irridescent head, showing green or purple in the sun.
Sandhill Cranes at Sunrise ~ These early Sandhills were flying out to the fields to feed, making their wonderful melodious calls.
#This photo was slected as a finalist in Photographer's Forum magazine's 31st Annual Spring Photography Contest, and will be published in their Best of Photography 2011. From the group of finalists, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards and Honorable Mentions will be selected.