Roosevelt Elk Bachelors hang with the cow herd during early summer months. Late in the summer these fellows get run off by the Bulls when fighting begins to determine supremacy in the herd and the genes that will succeed in the next generation .
High above the Lagoon a Buzzard perches to oil its wings in warm afternoon’s last light.
Old trees mean great perches.
A closer look gives us insights to the details of its wrinkled head and powerful hardened beak.
Location: Old State Highway US 101
Coopers Hawk surveys the marshy drainage area alongside Minot Creek from its prominent perch. Minot Creek, Klamath, California.
Some of California’s rugged coastline is nearly unreachable by foot, however from U.S. Highway 101 the summer visitor to the State Redwood Forests can get a glimpse.
First summer June rain provided the conditions the Great Blue Heron seeks for hunting on an island field on Woodley Island in Humboldt Bay, near Eureka, California.
The newest generation of Osprey are taking wing around Humboldt Bay. Part of the beauty which comes with newness of each generation is they do not spook at the sight of an observer.
English Sparrow (sometimes called a House Sparrow).
Several of these sparrows frequented branches of this tree in mid-day light and breezes. It’s as if this male posed for a classic photo of his breed.
More visits to the “watering hole” (leaking fire hydrant) has confirmed the theory that several breeds of song birds (including English Sparrows) are relying on this fresh water source near Humboldt Bay, California.