I have been walking our path to the marsh behind us regularly to check out which shorebirds are feeding. As I stand next to the marsh, I am among some bushes. A female or immature common yellowthroat has come to check me out the last few times. As a result, Regis went to the edge of the marsh to try his luck and found a common yellowthroat with a brighter throat. They stay hidden among the leaves which makes them difficult to photograph. Yet, they are a joy to watch as they check us out.
There was an astonishing sunrise this morning which Regis took the time to capture behind our house. In his first picture, he used a flashlight to “paint with light” the foreground vegetation. You can tell from the blur in the clouds that there was insufficient light for a quick picture, so the shutter stayed open awhile.
Lastly, it is always a joy to see the white pelicans in flight overhead.