Category Archives: Birds

Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Bird watching

There’s an old photograph phrase of “watch the birdie!” Well, for the newest Readers Photo Challenge assignment you will literally be watching birdies because the subject is birds. From backyard sparrows to turkey vultures soaring over the countryside to a hawk sitting on a telephone phone along the road to a robin perched in a […]

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Mother Nature Monday #24: Bareback rider

A bird perches on the back of a sheep as it grazes with the rest of its flock in the hazy morning sun in an alfalfa field on Walnut Grove Thornton Road and Staten Island Road in Walnut Grove.

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Fly like an eagle?

One cold February afternoon I stopped by the Phil and Marilyn Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve off of Woodbridge Road west of I-5 and Lodi looking for a weather photo and perhaps to get some shots of the elegant and stately birds that winter in the reserve. When I got there was a single person peering […]

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Mother Nature Monday #11: Unborrowing owl

5/2/2014: A burrowing owl sits atop a fence pole along Ruggles Frontage Road and Arch Airport Road at the Stockto Metropolitan Airport in Stockton.

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Mother Nature Monday #9: Goose and gosling

4/28/15: A Canada goose and its gosling swims on a pond at the Venetian Bridge apartment complex in Stockton.

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Readers Photo Challenge: Birds of a feather

The latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment of “birds” has been a great success. Readers have taken to it like ducks take to the water. The response to this assignment was tremendous, so much so that we may revisit this challenge again in the future. Twenty-four readers sent in 148 photos and there was nary a […]

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Random photo #37: Upon reflection

An egret is reflected as it rests on a partially submerged log in the waters of Smith Canal in Stockton.

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Snakes (not so) alive!

One of my personal rules is to never shoot from the car. For great photos, you have to get as close as possible and you can’t do that while sitting in your vehicle. But there’s an exception to every rule and recently I used my car to get a shot that I probably couldn’t get […]

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