Birds, Huntington Beach State Park

We’ve shared some time at Huntington Beach State Park before (and before, and before).  And before that, too.

But not yet this year!  On our way home from Phoenix we stopped in Myrtle Beach for two weeks.  One fine, sunny day I headed out to Huntington to see what old friends or new friends might be in camera range.  

2-photo collage of tricolor heron

Tricolor heron

2-photo collage of cattle egrets

Cattle egrets

2-photo collage of great egrets

Great egrets

One thing is clear from this: I am still a sucker for flared wings.  But I learned something else that morning.  Teeth may be a nuisance from time to time, requiring a lot of maintenance, but I’m glad I don’t have to learn to gradually move my food deeper into my mouth and then toss it in the air and catch it at just the right angle to slide down my long, skinny throat.

3-photo collage of great egret manuevering a fish into position for swallowing

Great egret and small fish

 

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6 Responses to Birds, Huntington Beach State Park

  1. Jim Robertson says:

    very nice bird pics Isabel. It’s easy to be a sucker for flared wings

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim R – Many thanks. Every season, I find my expectations (well, hopes at any rate) for clarity and detail (versus blown-out areas) go up. Which keeps me going out.

  2. Tom Watson says:

    Wow! What great shots!
    Tom

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom -Many thanks. They were great subjects: close and indifferent to my presence.

  3. Fantastic composition and detail, Isabel. You have a gallery of superlative pictures, topped by a winning sequence. Soul food.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Many thanks. My back never hurts when I’m taking photos of birds. 🙂

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