Weekly Wildlife Thread Jan. 20-Jan. 26

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread Jan. 20-Jan. 26
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Jan 25, 2013

Madrona Marsh , Torrance, CA

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I was so intent on the Red-tailed Hawk that I totally missed the Cooper's Hawk sitting just a

couple branches away (upper right). I didn't realize I had two birds in the photo until I got

home.

Red-tailed and Cooper's Hawks sitting in a tree.



For some reason I have a very difficult time getting nice sharp images of American Coots -

there's always a lot of motion blur because Coots are constantly moving (usually directly away

from me). This time everything came together and I finally got a nice shot in.



An American Coot struts through the marsh.

During this time of year the willows start to bloom. Since there aren't a lot of other flowers in January the willows attract bees by the hundreds or maybe even thousands. You can hear the buzz of bees from quite a distance away.



Honeybees harvest pollen from willow blossoms.

Not only bees but butterflies too.



A Monarch Butterfly drinks his fill of nectar.

And off he goes!



The Monarch moves on to other blossoms.

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