Snowy Egret, the most beautiful of the Egret family.
Clinging and singing, the Sedge Wren is calling out from the top of a cattail at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, California.
Mallard Drake (left) and Northern Pintail Drake (right) paddling together as the daylight fades into sunset.
Sunny afternoons encourage the algae bloom to start. The Northern Shoveler (aka Spoonbill) sweeps its bill left and right just below the waters surface as it sifts food particles from water.