Working mom

I always love photographing Common Mergansers; there’s something about these diving ducks, especially the females with their spiky red heads, that appeals to me. The other day I was relaxing in a secluded spot along the river when I heard a lot of splashing nearby and spotted this very busy mom with her single duckling. It made me wonder what […]

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Riding high

The American River is running fast and fairly high right now; as I stood on the shore yesterday morning, mesmerized by the rushing water, there was nothing that could have induced me to dip even one foot into the torrent. But the birds have seen it all before and seemed more pleased than impressed. Like the Great Blue heron, calmly […]

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