Readers’ wildlife photos

March 26, 2021 • 8:00 am

Send in your photos! I may not publish many photography posts when I’m in Texas, but I will accumulate the contributions for later.

Today’s photos come from reader Bob Fritz. His captions are indented and you can enlarge his photos by clicking on them.

All of these photos were taken this week during a two-hour walk at the San Joaquin Wildlife Preserve in Irvine, California.

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana):

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos):
According to Google search, a group of pelicans is called a “brief”, “pod”, “pouch”, “scoop”, or “squadron”.  Choose your favorite.  Here the American White Pelicans were joined by a seagull.

Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera):

Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus):

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos):

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus):

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis):

These Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) were combative and performed some crazy aerial acrobatics:

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis):

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