Images of the Week – Jan 24-30

This is the start of (I hope) a weekly series where I will post some of my favorite or interesting shots from the previous week.  I will try not to cross-post too many of these on Flickr, but there may be a duplicate or two here and there.

Birds and Spring seem to be the major theme from the past week.  The local pair of White-tailed Kites have been working on their nest, and there may also be another pair staking claim to the northern side of the park.  Likewise, a pair of Mute Swans have given some signs that they may start working on a nest.  They have both been pulling dead reeds, but have not made any effort to construct a nest.  Meanwhile, the mustard and wild radish is near peak bloom at the park, and wildflowers are beginning to bloom in the foothills.  All of the early rain and recent warm weather have gotten Spring off to an early start this year.

“Winter’s Color”  –  Rainbow over the Santa Ynez Mountains

“Nesting Instinct”  –  Mute Swan collecting dead reeds

“Golden Weed”  –  Mustard flowers

“White-tailed Kite”  –  On the nest tree at sunset

“Delicate Bloom”

 

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One Response to Images of the Week – Jan 24-30

  1. I think you are safe in cross posting, Barry. I have found my blog guests and flickr contacts are fairly separate.

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