Wading Bird Art (3 photos)

Wading Birds at Torrey Pines State Beach seen from atop the bluffs. Against the wet and patterned sand, they became almost abstract pieces of art.

Wading Bird Art -- Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, California, United States
Wading Bird Art — Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, CA. December 2013.

I made these photos while taking a walk with my sister and brother in law from Germany, when they were visiting us in San Diego, in December 2013. There are actually two different kinds of birds in the photo, one is probably a Marbled Godwit, the other some kind of Dowitcher – it’s rather hard to tell in the photos, and I’m not very good at identifying birds I think.

Here is a vertical take:

Wading Bird Art -- Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, California, United States
Wading Bird Art — Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, CA. December 2013.

Later on I was able to get relatively close to what I think is a Marbled Godwit – I guess they’re relatively used to the beaches being busy with people taking walks, and don’t mind being approached (the photo was made at only 120mm focal length).

Wading Bird -- Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, California, United States
Wading Bird — Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, CA. December 2013.

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