Gone to the birds

Out & About

Today’s post has gone to the birds.

Great Blue HeronGreat blue heron

Black-crowned Night HeronBlack crowned night heron

Black-crowned Night HeronBlack crowned night heron

Black-crowned Night Heron JuvenileJuvenile black crowned night heron

Crested ScreamersNesting crested screamers


Great Egret
Great egret

Great Egret
Great egret

White-breasted CormorantWhite-breasted cormorant


Red-winged BlackbirdRed-winged blackbird

Canada GeeseCanada geese

Mallard DucksMom plus three

Flamingo ChickFlamingo chick

Flamingo ChickFlamingo chick

Flamingo ChickFlamingo chick

Flamingo ColonyFlamingo colony

Bald EaglesBald eagles


I  don’t normally use pictures with fences and other evidence of being in an exhibit, but the two bald eagles are at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park because they were injured in the wild. The San Diego Zoo rehabilitated them but their injuries are such that they cannot hunt effectively in the wild, so if they were to be released back into the wild, they probably would starve to death or be easily captured by a predator. At the San Diego Zoo, they get food, medical care, and lots of visitors (like me!) ogling at them and taking their pictures.

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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22 thoughts on “Gone to the birds

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      There’s a lake a half mile from me where I go walking and biking quite often. That’s where I see most of the cormorants, coots, and mallards. They are everywhere, probably because everyone feeds them……….LOL


  1. Ann Haley

    Fabulous, fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing, they are just gorgeous. I love looking at birds, everywhere I go, but I don’t get to see with my eyes the beautiful detail shown in your art.



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