A few days ago I posted a shot of some female Ring-necked Ducks in the small pond in San Timoteo Canyon, Redlands, CA. At the time there were no male ducks there, and the reflections were the primary subject of the shot. I was back for a hike in the canyon yesterday, and was surprised to see that a male had joined the group, so of course I had to commemorate the moment! The reflections were much less interesting this time, but the male duck is much more so!
While I was out birding in San Timoteo Canyon today, this Red-tailed Hawk soared overhead. As he flew over, I got a quick shot of him as he appeared to near the moon. I couldn't get a sharp shot of both the hawk and the moon, but I kind of liked the effect nonetheless.
This little guy came out to check out his shadow today--and he can see it! Actually this is a Yellow-belllied Marmot, a western species, not officially the groundhog that is traditionally in the eastern US and is famous for February 2nd. The groundhog is a type of marmot (there are 14 species world wide), but this was the best I could do for celebrating the day. This one was photographed in Yosemite National Park, near the campground where I stayed in 2011.
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