I try to get out to photograph something somewhere every week. This week a couple of us met at Santee Lakes which is a reclamation water facility with five lakes located in the neighboring community of Santee, CA. It has become a great place for bird photography as the birds are acclimated to people with lots of walkers, fishermen, and photographers doing their favorite activities.
Today we quickly spotted an osprey perusing the lakes for a catch. It took him quite a while to go for one. He dive bombed from the tree very close to the lake and caught one, but was not able to keep a hold of it.
|PERUSING THE LAKE|
There was a lovely great blue heron that flew by, as well as a snowy egret, and a regal great egret who was just being regal.
|GREAT EGRET BEING REGAL|
Also there were a number of ducks and coots to photograph-
|MALE RING-NECKED DUCK|
|MALE WOOD DUCK|
There was a nice cormorant posing and airing his wings.
|CORMORANT AIR DRYING|
I still need practice in picking up flying birds in my lens as it is flying by so that is incentive to get out again.