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16 September 2007 @ 08:17 pm
Monterey  
So, a bunch of friends from work and I decided to head south on CA-1 towards Monterey and Big Sur. There was always time for birds and I did manage to photograph a few of them.






A second-winter Ring-billed Gull. Heermann's Gull. Thanks vijayr



California Ground Squirrel or Beechy Ground Squirrel.



A Brewers Blackbird on a beach



A Sanderling. They breed in the Arctic and migrate south during winters. Long distance migrants they are and their feeding habit is to run behind retreating waves to pick food - small crabs and others. This photograph shows a Sanderling running behind a wave...



They are rather gregarious and this is how they feed once a wave has gone back...



A Black Turnstone finds time to take a bath on a hot California summer day








 
 
 
Margaretrivendweller on September 17th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Ah, you are such a genius with the lens, my friend! Just beautiful.

Thanks for posting.
nithininthing on September 17th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
dude, you truly have a great eye and skill for pix. Have been to Bigsur so many times but never really saw things from this perspective ! Am trying to decide which pic I like the most, but, nope all are simply great !

Bravo !
Origaoriga on September 17th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
Really marvelous pictures, enjoyed very much!

The 4 and 5 reminded me of haiku by the great James W. Hackett:

The fleeing sandpipers
turn about suddenly
and chase back the sea!

:)
(Anonymous) on September 17th, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)
Amazing Shots Yathin....
Amazing Shots Yathin....
depontideponti on September 17th, 2007 08:33 am (UTC)
LOVED the black turnstone pic in particular...keep 'em coming when you can!
ex_neke on September 17th, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)
Gorgeous. :)
maxaudmaxaud on September 17th, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
stunning pics yathin.
Anush Shettyanushsh on September 17th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
Superb.. black turnstone pic is amazing.. loved the water splashing effect in the pic :-)
suhassuhas on September 23rd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Superb! Pics 5 and 6 are just awesome.