Wild Wednesday … Birds Around the Mill

I started this post last June, but never finished it. Better late that never. Here are just a few pictures of our birds that make their home at the Mill. It defies conventional wisdom that so much wildlife makes it home at an industrial complex and thrives. It’s all about the habitat.

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Wood Ducks.

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Osprey

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Wild Turkey Hen

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Killdeer

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Great Blue Heron

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Black Pheobe

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Cattle Egret

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Blackbirds on a pole stack.

 

Hey, You Aren’t Supposed Be Here!

Egret, Cattle Egret, Bully Choop

Who is the brightest of them all?

It is a new year with new pictures to take, and new art to make.  I’m back at work and it is a beautiful, cool and sunny day here in Northern California.  I spend part of my time at an industrial mill complex.  When folks think of an industrial site they rarely think of doing wildlife photography.  Although, it seems counter-intuitive, this site is a magnet for wildlife.  There is water all around the site and the wild areas here, get little disturbance.  This morning I took a few pictures of some of our residents.  I have taken so many pictures of wildlife here at the mill that I am going to start a new catagory called Wildlife At The Mill.

Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Valley Oak

I’m not sure they are speaking to each other.

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Mist forms as the icy logs begin to warm

The Great Blue Heron, also known as "The Fly Up The Creek".

The Great Blue Heron, also known as “The Fly Up The Creek”.

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