Birdwatching at the Arcata Marsh

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Female Northern Harrier

I stretched the limits of my 55-200 lens on this female Northern Harrier, hunting at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary in Humboldt County, California last month. It was a memorable trip.

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I was trying to get closer to some roosting Black-crowned Night Herons when I spotted this raptor out of the corner of my eye, cruising nearby.

Hunting Northern Harrier

Hunting Northern Harrier

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After the accipiter finally perched, I turned my attention back to the herons.

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

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About J M Naszady

I am an observer of the world around me, a student of nature with the eyes of an artist, and a teacher. My interests have taken me into the water, across the meadow, through the forest, along the cliffs, and up the mountain. My latest journey has plunged me into the virtual world of words and images.
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4 Responses to Birdwatching at the Arcata Marsh

  1. Great pictures. Love birds! :)

  2. Maybe you should write a children’s book about birds and use your own photos as illustrations. You’re a great photographer!

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