Ken and I drove out to this refuge, east of March Air Force Base yesterday, to snap some bird pictures. Turned out it was opening day of dove season and not the optimum day to try to take pictures. Shotguns and birds aren't normally a good mix, at least for those of us whose shots don't literally kill.
Neither of us had been there before and the place is pretty cool.
I have a new lens and am trying to figure it out.
It is smarter than I am and I am frankly struggling a bit.
In addition I have dust on either my sensor or focussing screen and have to send it out to get cleaned. Driving me up a wall!
The refuge has a lot of different marsh lands and ponds. We saw hundreds of egrets, herons, ibis, shore birds, ducks and various raptors including a kestrel, a black shouldered kite and a ferruginous hawk. Normal red tailed circled overhead.
Very pretty critters.
|Black shouldered kite.|