birds

female Belted Kingfisher diving

taken at the moment of the dive, this female Belted Kingfisher dove into the waves in the first rocky inlet north of Whaler's Cove

taken at the moment of the dive, this female Belted Kingfisher dove into the waves in the first rocky inlet north of Whaler's Cove

female Belted Kingfisher

Found this female Belted Kingfisher on the rocks visible from the trail north of Whaler's Cove

Found this female Belted Kingfisher on the rocks visible from the trail north of Whaler's Cove

Black Oystercatcher

Found on the rocks, just up the trail from Whaler's Cove

Found on the rocks, just up the trail from Whaler's Cove

Heermann's Gull

Found large flock of Heermann's Gulls resting on the rocks at Whaler's Cove

Found large flock of Heermann's Gulls resting on the rocks at Whaler's Cove

Looking for a place to land

Cormorants on one of the Bird Islands

Cormorants on one of the Bird Islands

Scrub Jay eyeing something

This beautiful bird appeared in front of me during a season of love, hope and inspiration.

This beautiful bird appeared in front of me during a season of love, hope and inspiration.

A Different Point of View

This was probably one of the most difficult pictures I have ever taken. Keeping up with the seagull without total blur was not an easy task.

This was probably one of the most difficult pictures I have ever taken. Keeping up with the seagull without total blur was not an easy task.

Seagull at Rest Atop the Point

This seagull was quite cooperative while I took this photo.

This seagull was quite cooperative while I took this photo.

Peregrine falcon September 17th, 2012

Peregrin falocn in the snag above China Cove

Peregrin falocn in the snag above China Cove

Brandt's cormorant

Male Brandt's cormorant in spring breeding display - head tipped back over back, distinct bright blue gular pouch inflated, wings fluttering, tail cocked. Brandt's cormorants breeding and nesting on Guillemot Island are easily seen from a short side trail approximately halfway along the North Shore Trail.

Male Brandt's cormorant in spring breeding display - head tipped back over back, distinct bright blue gular pouch inflated, wings fluttering, tail cocked. Brandt's cormorants breeding and nesting on Guillemot Island are easily seen from a short side trail approximately halfway along the North Shore Trail.