Rose Creek was calling. It is an urban stream that flows into Mission Bay, and one of my favorite locations to photograph birds.
This morning, I had an itch to grab my camera and head on over. The sky was clearing of smoke, the sun was out, and opportunity was waiting. Sure enough, I discovered this Great Blue Heron posing in the grass along the creek bed. As soon as I flipped the cap off the lens, this magnificent bird performed an amazing fly by. Click images to enlarge.
The last photo was clipped because I was distracted by a Snowy Egret, diving Double-crested cormorants, wading Mallards and screeching gulls. It was a bird lover’s delight.
Remember, always follow the call of the wild — and don’t forget to bring your camera!