Rare Birds

Rare Birds

In 2001 A movie starring William Hurt told a tale of an out of luck inn owner who claimed to have seen a rare bird in order to draw guests to the area. While the movie did little for me, it does describe a phenomenon that does occur. When rare birds are observed the...
Creative Bird Photography

Creative Bird Photography

A Mew Gull set against a background of a rocky intertidal area. Photographing birds is challenging and fun. I have had the pleasure of chasing after them for years. The images I get can show the bird as a specimen and, if I try hard, are aesthetically pleasing.  But...
Birding in San Miguel de Allende

Birding in San Miguel de Allende

As in all locations, birding in San Miguel de Allende varies with the seasons. We were in the area through the month of December. So, the birds we observed and photographed were in non-breeding plumage and many were of species that will migrate to the United States...
The Dogs of San Miguel

The Dogs of San Miguel

It seems fitting to follow the people of San Miguel with the Dogs of San Miguel. I don’t believe I have ever been in a more dog friendly place. I was raised with dogs and have had a dog nearly my entire life. It has only been the last few years that I have not...
The People of San Miguel

The People of San Miguel

  The people of San Miguel made me feel welcome. I have never been one to photograph people. My focus has always been on birds and other animals, flowers, landscapes or seascapes. It is not that I don’t appreciate people images. Rather I find it challenging...
Originality

Originality

Our time in Beaverton was great. We had good food, good company and a few opportunities for some good picture making. I even had a little time with some birds. In general, A good fall get away. As we drove out of town, easing down the on ramp onto interstate 5, we...
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