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Ballona Field Day

I haven’t posted that much in the past few weeks and it’s not because I haven’t been out in the field, it’s because I haven’t found/or gotten any decent pics of what I was seeking! For example, today marked the 5th or 6th attempt to find and photograph the alternate plumage Little Blue Heron. I checked Ballona Freshwater Marsh along with Del Rey lagoon and walked a bit up Ballona Creek early this morning – and spent a couple hours this afternoon walking all around the backside of Ballona Freshwater Marsh until dusk. No luck.

A bit disappointing but that’s the way it goes and what makes it all the more thrilling when I can actually nail a shot that I’ve anticipated for so long. I do feel obligated to share a few decent shots I managed to capture this afternoon though:


Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck

Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit

Mallard (F)
Mallard (F)

Nothing all that exotic, but HEY! Beggars can’t be choosers, eh?

 

Posted by on July 17, 2008 in Photography Adventures

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