April, 2005 ~ Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus). Photo taken in Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia.

January, 2005 ~ Sanderling, Calidris alba. I’d attended a choral retreat at the Marin Headlands in northern California, and saw this gorgeous little bird on an early morning walk.

Birding

I’ve loved birds as long as I can remember, and the first specific bird I remember seeing in the wild was pretty impressive – a Great Horned Owl, which flew down onto the neighbor’s lawn in front of me while I was out trick-or-treating one Halloween when I was about five years old. Later, I... Continue Reading →

April, 2005 ~ Possibly my favorite of all the photos I've ever taken, this was taken on Kangaroo Island, in Australia. I was walking by myself on the beach in the morning when I heard something growling at me from the rocks that separated the beach from the hillside above. When I finally pinpointed the... Continue Reading →

August, 2002 ~ A colony of 150,000 northern gannets (Morus bassanus) live on the Bass Rock, an island in the Firth of Forth not far from Edinburgh, Scotland. This photo was taken from a small boat, as we toured around the island. Genuinely magnificent.

April, 2005 ~ Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus). Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia.

April, 2005 ~ Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita). This photo was taken in the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia.

April, 2005 ~ Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae). This is one of the birds we saw on our very first day in Australia, in Sydney's Hyde Park.

Swan Valley and Lake Monger

Sunday morning, I woke up before Connor did, so I snuck down to the park by myself for a quick look-see. Didn't see any new birds, but did get some nice photos of ones I'd seen before. Then, when everyone else was up and about, the five of us headed to the Swan Valley for... Continue Reading →

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