Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Down the Hatch

Our friend, Voltaire Yap, was flying down from San Jose to supervise their company's trade show at Anaheim. He wanted to squeeze in some birding/photography at Bolsa Chica and so my wife and I agreed to meet him there.

The weather wasn't cooperative as it was quite gray when we got to Bolsa Chica around 11 am. Not surprisingly, there were only a few people braving the nippy winds. There weren't a lot of birds either. However, we got lucky as we watched a Red-breasted Merganser hunt for food with a good amount of success as shown in the following photographs.







An hour and a half quickly went by and Voltaire by dint of work obligations had to leave. Despite the dark skies we had fun and certainly enjoyed the company.

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9 comments:

April said...

Wonderful sequence of photos showing the merganser enjoying a fish dinner.

Wisconsin Birder said...

That's a real mouthful! Nice photo Bob.

Larry Jordan said...

Great series of the Red-breasted Merganser Bob! She sure is a beauty!

An excellent reward for braving the elements.

kjpweb said...

Great catch! Wonderful shots!
Cheers, Klaus

MaineBirder said...

Down the hatch... very nice photos!

Vickie said...

Wonderful photographs! This would be a new bird for me and the added behavioral observation makes a sighting even more fun!

Tabib said...

Great series! and nice catch for both bird and photographer.

jga154 said...

That's so much fun, catching those few moments in camera. Nicely done.

Mel said...

That's a nice sequence!
It's always fun to enjoy some time with friends, even if the birding is not the best :)