The photo tank is running dry, and I’m concerned. If you have good photos, of the quality that normally appears here, by all means send them to me. Thanks!
Reader Lenora Good sent some bird photos, and her narrative and IDs are indented:
Since you have asked for more wildlife shots here are a few taken in the last month or so.\
A little about me: I recently returned to the Tri-Cities area of Washington State (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) and took an apartment on the Columbia River. To that end, I hauled out my camera, relearned where the shutter release was, and took these photos either on a walk, or from my patio.
Immature Great Blue Heron (Aredea herodias). He’s as cold as I am!
Cormorant drying his wings. Shall we dance? [Readers welcome to give the ID.]
Cormorant posing for portrait:
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), not happy at being spotted by a human:
Cormorant looking for lunch, but, hey! there’s a human with a camera…
…I’m ready for that close up!
Bad Feather Day for ducks and pelicans:
Sunrise on the Columbia (taken from my patio) This is the east end of Bateman Island (wildlife/bird refuge):
Notice the two who are
SLOW the floating
NO WAKE. The
tucked heads beneath
wings and slept.