Cranes in the Sunrise ~ These Sandhill Cranes were flying out to the grassy fields to feed for the day. I arrived well before dawn, and could hear the thousands of Snow Geese and the cranes before I could see them. Then the sun rose, and lit up the world.
Out On A Limb ~ These Double-crested Cormorants were covering a large old tree snag, and I enjoyed watching their antics. There are many of these birds wintering at Salton Sea, on rocky shores, on trees, in the water, small flocks flying by.
Cormorants in a Tree ~ These Double-crested Cormorants are wintering at Salton Sea. The second one to the right is a juvenile, shown by the mottled plumage.