Landing

Osprey landing
This osprey is landing into the wind. By spreading its wings, it creates drag to slow down. Too much drag would make it suddenly drop. So, it opens its wing feathers to allow enough air to pass through to land correctly.

Bringing a Fish

Osprey flying in with a fish
These osprey eyases are growing in size and hunger. One of the eyases seems to be expressing need when seeing its father landing with a fish in its talons.

Osprey Landing with a Fish

Osprey landing
This osprey had been in its nest, tearing up this fish and feeding its young. It had flown off and was landing on this pole. I took this photo at Lake Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA.

Aerodynamics of the Osprey, Part 3

Osprey landing
They move their head down and legs forward for more drag. Their wing and tail feathers allow air to pass between feathers preventing stalling or the bird falling from too much drag. I took this photo at Lake Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA.

Aerodynamics of the Osprey, Part 2

Osprey landing
Landing requires use of its wing feathers and tail that are not used in the same way when soaring. First, they turn into the wind, open their wings and drop their tail to create drag. I took this photo at Lake Sonoma, Sonoma, County, CA.

A Careful Landing

Osprey landing with claws closed
Normally this osprey would land with its claws spread out. However, with three very young chicks (eyases) in the nest it comes in with its claws closed. I took this picture at Lake Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA.

Flying in

red-shouldered hawk landing
This red-shouldered hawk is returning to its nest to care for the two eyas. I took this photo in the Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa, California.

Touch Down

Canadian goose landing on water
A Canadian goose coming in for a landing at Ellis Creek, Petaluma, California.

Making a Nest

Great Egret Carrying a Stick for Making a Nest W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

Great Egret Carrying a Stick for Making a Nest – W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

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High Power Poles

West Avenue K, Lancaster, California, U.S.A. February 22, 2016

West Avenue K, Lancaster, California, U.S.A. February 21, 2016

Waiting Your Arrival

Taken with a Tamron 16-300mm at 300mm, f 6.3, 1/640 sec, 100 ISO Ocean Song, Coleman Valley Road, Sonoma County, California, USA June 6, 2015

Taken with a Tamron 16-300mm at 300mm, f 6.3, 1/640 sec, 100 ISO
Ocean Song, Coleman Valley Road, Sonoma County, California, USA
June 6, 2015

Landing

Landing

These turkey vultures were landing in the field behind the pumpkin patch. I don’t shoot many distance animal shots because my 200 mm lens just does not reach well enough. I think this one was reasonably good.

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