Jacana at sunset, Brazil. (Selected as winner of internal Google weekly photo contest, theme "Just add water.")
Great Black Hawk
Vultures waiting their turn, Masai Mara, Kenya
Tawny eagle landing, Masai Mara, Kenya
Paired Ostriches, Samburu, Kenya
Grey-crowned crane, Tanzania
Which of these three quail crops do you like best? Leave a comment.
Black crested night heron, Palo Alto Baylands.
Everything I thought I knew about gorgets (the irridescent feathers around the male hummingbird's throat) is wrong. I thought the bird needed to face the sun for us to see the irridescence. Not true; on this completely overcast day (which provided a nice white backdrop; almost like I brought the bird into a studio with a light box) the colors still shine through; it turns out the hummingbird aims the colors at you.
Red Tailed Hawk
Anna's Hummingbird. Chosen as one of the preloaded display images on the new 10" Google Nexus tablet.
American Avocets mating
From Ramrod Ranch Birds 2010