These were taken at various locations in Southern California using the Panasonic Lumix FZ30 with Red-Dot Sight (2006), a Pentax K10D/Sigma 50-500 (2007) and Canon 40D/100-400 IS (2008, 2009), the last 2 cameras mounted on a BushHawk 320D shoulder mount http://www.bushhawk.com
Marbled Godwit flight in early-morning light, Bolsa Chica Reserve, Huntington Beach, CA, Feb 12 2009.
Willet, Huntington Beach's Bolsa Chica Reserve, Feb 12 2009.
Northern Pintail, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Feb 2 2009.
Snowy Egret in early-morning light, from the footbridge at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Beach, CA, Feb 2 2009.
A female American Kestrel at the moment of takeoff, in the back area of Bolsa Chica near the beanfield, Feb 2 2009.
Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron, Bolsa Chica, Jan 7 2009.
Long-billed Curlew banking for a landing, Bolsa Chica, Jan 14 2009.
A juvenile Thick-billed Kingbird, usually seen only in southeast Arizona but has been at Palos Verdes, CA's South Coast Botanic Garden since the middle of December 2008. Taken December 20, 2008.
Kildeer on-the-wing, Bolsa Chica, January 14 2009.
Willet crossing the main walking path, Bolsa Chica, Jan 7 2009.