First year Drake coming into full colors.
Gadwall hen paddles along a narrow marsh waterway as a torrent of rainfall pelts down.
Beauty of this image is multiplied as water drops are caught streaking through mid air, beads are forming on the back of our hen, and marsh foliage reflections glisten across the water.
With looks this good, this Teal Drake may be a narcissist.
Flitting from branch to branch, the Yellow Rumped Warbler gives us a look at its distinctive colors and patterning, exquisite feather details make this shot a joy to share.
Keen eye, crisp color, and to flight in a split second!
Pussy Willow Catkins are a staple source of nutrition for our young friend. This is more of Good Life in Humboldt.
Wood Duck Drake is the most recognizable and considered most handsome of waterfowl. Seemingly surreal.
Spring 2013, this pair of Mallard Ducks took possession of a small island and made their nest among the cattails and reed grasses on one of the ponds located in Arcata’s Marsh and Wild Life Sanctuary.