Thursday, December 25, 2008

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk in Backyard

A Cooper's Hawk was perched on a branch in the backyard this morning. Kim gets the credit for spotting it and calling me over. I only had time to take a few pictures before it flew off. Not exactly a rare bird but beautiful regardless. It seems it can be difficult to identify a Cooper's Hawk vs. a Sharp-shinned Hawk, but this site was helpful.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 500 f/4 IS, f/4, 1/320s, ISO 800.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Black-crowned Night Heron

This morning I went to the Baylands to see if there was any activity. Still no egrets, but I did spot this Black-crowned Night Heron. He was nice enough to hang out fairly close and then eventually flew up onto a branch. I managed to get several great shots of the Heron which I have posted in my Baylands Gallery.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 600 f/4 IS, f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 400.