The sun! It came out pretty much all day yesterday! Pleasant surprise, I'll say. We went to Hookton Slough, Humboldt Bay NWR, and the South Spit to see what was up. Just before it got dark, we went headed to the marsh. Not a whole lot happening bird wise, this western grebe decided to have his picture taken before he took a dive. I walked out on the boat ramp and he popped up about a foot from me - we were both surprised! The willet, below, strolled the shore and then snagged a crab. ( I gotta say, the blue water makes for a much prettier background than the mudflats) My World Tuesday and Watery Wednesday
While trying to sneak up on an osprey at the spit (didn't work...he flushed before I even thought about taking his picture!), We found these cute little running otter tracks in the sand. By the way, the tide was sooo low, I've never seen it that low. So, instead of the osprey photo, I got one of the peeps foraging.
Later, at the marsh, it was kind of getting dark-ish (plus I forgot the flash for the big lens) so I took some flower shots instead of birds. The sunset and clouds were really pretty, but the marsh is surrounding by manmade stuff like power lines that I don't really care for so much, so getting landscape shots is not too easy. I did get a few (another post) that came out all right.
Nifty clouds over the bay. Today would have been a great kayak day...had high tide been at a better time! Speaking of manmade stuff, I actually like this photo below. The sky was textbook midnight blue, a few minutes after sunset and this lamp post had just turned on. Made for a cool look, I love that blue!