This Osprey was out gathering nest building material and did not mind we were close to its nest. Such amazing and powerfull birds of prey!
juvenile Bald eagle keeping a watchfull eye
A Doe observing the observers
A group of newborn ducklings at Lake Berryessa, keep a close eye on us.
The prey from a nest of bald eagles, the fish carcas was along the shorline of the river
The offspring of one of several nesting pair of Bald Eagles at Lake Berryessa, California. This newborn allowed me to get fairly close. I took a few shots and decided not to disturb this beautifull young bird.
Group of Juvenile Merganzers' take flight as we approach
Family of Merganzers at Lake Berreyssa, Napa California
A Great Blue Heron devouring a Crawdad along the lake front of Lake Berreyessa, Napa California.
The Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias), stalking its prey along the lake front of Lake Berreyessa, Napa California.
Blue Heron stalking its prey along the lake front of Lake Berreyessa, Napa California
This Blue Heron was stalking the shoreline and found a large crawdad to devour. The Heron, ate it whole in only a few seconds
Coyote pouncing after a field mouse along a trail at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, California
A lone Mallard swimming down the marsh. Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, California.
A beautiful Bald Eagle keeping a watchful eye on the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, California.
The Flock grazing
The Egret silently stalks its prey in the shallows of Lake Berryessa, California
A mother goose leading her flock and keeping a watchfull eye on us.
beautifull drake Mallard stretching his wings
Heron surveying his territory at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge
Thousands of Geese gather at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, January 2010
Canon 7D @ ISO 2500 F2.8 @ 1/400. Sacramento Wildlife Refuge
Lioness taken at the San Diego Zoo 2008
A happy couple keeping a watchfull eye on the boat
A very brave Egret at Lake Berryessa,Ca. I was within 20 feet of this stealth hunter with a Canon 40D and a 300F/4L IS lens with 1x4 converter...no crop on this shot!
This Drake Mallard was in great light when I took this shot from Mike Ireland's Boat. I did not realize he was cracking a smile at me until after I processed the shot.
A young buck and doe in early spring at Lake Berryessa, California
Photo was taken with a Canon G10 camera with a Canon underwater housing, I was totally amazed at the quality it produced
As we approach, an Osprey takes flight over Lake Berryessa.
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