Went back to Coyote Hills regional park here in the East Bay of NorCal.
I think I am getting better with this combination, but even more importantly I am having a lot of fun!
So first I was on my bike on a trip around the bay view trail when I spotted a Kestrel flying around. By the time I got my camera out, it was pretty far away, but this is the first one I have seen here, so I was pretty excited
As I tried to get closer, he decided not to stick around, sadly...
Rounding the hill back to the marsh side though, I spotted a White-tailed Kite in a tree...
I love their red eyes
Just as I shot this guy, a second landed in the same tree...with lunch!
This was a quick snap I took with a buddy's Fuji X-10 of the tree
Down to the marsh for some ducks...A Northern Shoveler making some noise
A pair of Shovelers in flight
Lastly, a young duck got a snack and looks pretty happy
It was a great warm winter day, and I look forward to going out again. I am always open to advice, so please feel free. Thanks for looking!