California Dreaming

A quick business trip to the Silicon Valley gave me a little time after-hours (and before hours) to capture some wonderful birds. Slowly turning into a birder - 18 new species confirmed in two days, a couple more I'm still trying to figure out. Parks visited include Bayfront Park - Menlo Park, Bayfront Park - Millbrae and Coyote Point County Park. 

Great Egret and Snowy Egret Nikon D7000 ISO 140 260mm f/10 1/320 sec.

Snowy Egret Nikon D7000 ISO 100 600mm f/10 1/320 sec.

Snowy Egret ISO 400 600mm f/10 1/1000 sec.

Lesser Goldfinch Nikon D7000 ISO 400 600mm f/10 1/800 sec.

Black-Necked Stilt Nikon D7000 ISO 400 600mm f/10 1/800 sec.

Baby Black-Necked Stilt Nikon  D7000 ISO 400 600mm f/6.3 1/250 sec.

Willet Nikon D7000 ISO 800 500mm f/6.3 1/320 sec.

Western Grebe Nikon D7000 ISO 800 600mm f/6.3 1/320 sec.

The endangered Ridgway's Rail - within a stone's throw of San Francisco Airport.

Ridgway's Rail Nikon D7000 ISO 800 600mm f/7.1 1/320 sec.

Western Gull Nikon D7000 ISO 250 600mm f/7.1 1/1250 sec.