Black-billed Magpie in Flight
Black-billed Magpie in flight in Utah.
This beautiful merganser, a female Common Merganser, was viewed from kayak on the California side of Lake Havasu in the Lower Colorado River Valley.
Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor
A beautiful bird to watch on the shoreline and in the water. If you are fortunate to see it, the phalarope spins around in shallow water stirring food to the surface.
Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, male
Brewer's Blackbird with lunch
Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird. This Brewer's Blackbird was in a Ponderosa Pine in Grand Canyon Village, GCNP
Red-winged Blackbirds on Cattail
Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird. These female Red-winged Blackbirds were observed in Coconino County, Arizona
Red-winged Blackbird, female - Agelaius phoeniceus
Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird. This female Red-winged Blackbird was observed in Mohave County, Arizona
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird. This male Red-winged Blackbird popped up out of the reeds just long enough for a quick photo before disappearing back into the thick cattails. Along the Colorado River, April 2013
Western Bluebird, juvenile
Bluebird, Western Bluebird. This juvenile Western Bluebird was observed at Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, AZ
Western Bluebird in Russian Olive Tree
Bluebird, Western Bluebird. This Western Bluebird was observed in Coconino County, Arizona
Booby, Blue-footed Booby. This magnificent bird, which is rare for the Lower Colorado River Valley, was observed at the delta of the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge. Viewed from kayak.
Brown Booby at rest
Booby, Brown Booby. It is always fun to see a rare bird in the area. This Brown Booby stayed around Lake Havasu in the Lower Colorado River Valley for a couple of months in 2013
Brown Booby diving at Lake Havasu
Booby, Brown Booby. This incredible view from my kayak was captured near Lake Havasu State Park in the Lower Colorado River Valley
Bushtit at Salem Audubon Nature Reserve
Bushtit. This beautiful little bushtit was observed in West Salem, Oregon
Common Merganser photo taken while kayaking along the Colorado River near Lake Havasu. By diffusing the original image the photo looks more like a drawing.
American Coot at the Moment of Sunrise
Coot, American Coot - Fulica americana
The sun was just coming up and the coot took off in front of my kayak on the Bill Williams River one fine morning. Simple things, pure joy. It is peaceful.
Bufflehead in Flight
Male Buffleheads in flight over the Bill Williams River as viewed from kayak.
Lesser Scaup, female - Aythya affinis
Duck, Scaup, Lesser Scaup. This beautiful female Lesser Scaup was photographed from kayak on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge near Castle Rock in the Lower Colorado River Valley. December 2015
Dove & Egret
Eurasian Collared-Dove and Great Egret
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
Falcon, Peregrine Falcon. This beautiful peregrine was on a gravel bar in shallow waters near Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu City, AZ. Photographed from kayak. 14 February 2014
Female Great-tailed Grackle at Site 6, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Lesser Goldfinch - Carduelis psaltria
Goldfinch, Lesser Goldfinch. This bird was observed near Portland, Oregon
Great Blue Heron hiding in the reeds
Great Blue Heron along the shoreline of Lake Havasu in the Lower Colorado River Valley
Great Blue Heron
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge at Topock Marsh
Mallards in Flight
Kayaking presents many opportunities to see waterfowl. This Mallard pair was viewed in Havasu National Wildlife Refuge as they lifted of backwaters of the Colorado River, Mohave County, Arizona
Loon, Common Loon - Gavia immer
I watched this loon preen from a respectable distance while paddling Lake Havasu in my kayak. Lower Colorado River Valley #WaterIsLife
Black-billed Magpie - Pica hudsonia
Magpie, Black-billed Magpie. Photographed in South Central Utah
Mallard in Flight
Mallard in flight in the Lower Colorado River Valley
Mallards in Flight on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Mallard pair in flight as viewed from kayak on backwaters of the Colorado River, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge north of Lake Havasu.