Birds of June

June is a great month for bird photography in Santa Barbara, and most other places around the country.  It is the middle of breeding season and many of them are either courting, nesting and being territorial, or tending to recent fledglings.  I haven’t gone out of my way to photograph a variety of birds this month, but the birds seem to be doing a great job of finding me.  Sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time.  Here are some highlights from the month.

“The Chase”  –  Great blue heron being chased by red-winged blackbird.

“Green Heron in Breeding Colors”

“White-tailed Kites”  –  Male handing off prey for the female to feed their 2nd clutch.

“Tree Swallow”

“California Quail”  –  This male is on the lookout while his mate feeds below.

“Cooper’s Hawk Fledgling”

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3 Responses to Birds of June

  1. Alice says:

    These are beautiful, Barry! The one of the prey transfer between the kites is unreal!

  2. Beth says:

    Fabulous shots Barry.

  3. Suchin says:

    Speechless! These are amazing.

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