Oregon Junco 2

The Oregon Junco.  I see these guys in Malibu, CA all the time.  Being from Oregon, I have a special place in my heart for them.  Last week I was visiting family in Oregon and got to see some in their true habitat.  Pretty little things…

Oregon Junco bird

One of Many

One of my many blessings…is the ability to unwind at the end of the day photographing beach life.

Sea Bird


These little guys are bright and shiny and pretty and really hard to get close to.  They prefer to be way up high in the eucalyptus trees.

Hooded Oriole
Hooded Oriole

Flight School

Today is the first day of flight school for this baby hummingbird.  He isn’t so sure he’s ready yet!

Baby hummingbird is hesitant to fly for the first time.

Teen Parents

The Cooper’s Hawks have been very loud as of late.  Turns out these adolescents…(scroll down)










are the parents of this little cutie…

Cooper’s Hawk at Sunset

These guys like to taunt me.  The call out and say ‘hey lady, give it your best shot!”.  Today, just before sunset this guy was sitting on top of a tree calling for a mate.  (I assume that’s what it was because he/she was really squawking.)  The light just before sunset gives a nice golden hue.  I may not have the super duper zoom lens, but this shot makes me happy.