Since I am trying to fight off the winter doldrums with colorful photos, how about some beautiful birds? I have a lot of respect for birders and bird photographers. Such patience, such dedication.. both of which I am too short of to be good at birding. Although I really never set out to take photos of birds, I do enjoy it when the opportunity pops up. These are a few of the ones I have shot through the years. First one was taken on a boat off of Key Largo in the Florida Keys. The second was taken on Santa Monica beach in California (more shots from Santa Monica to come soon). And the last one was taken in St Louis, Mo at the zoo there. We have a lot of hawks, owls and even bald eagles in my area, so keep following for some raptor pics. I hope you enjoy these that I have posted.