Living at Point Reyes National Seashore has provided me with the opportunity to increase my bird photography portfolio. Unfortunately, there are many bird species that I have seen but not photographed yet. They are not always cooperative.
There are five birds that I can typically see from my apartment window. These include the Common Raven, Turkey Vulture, Western Gull, White-crowned Sparrow, and Barn Swallow. Of course, this will change as we move into the fall season.
The most evident to these birds has been the Barn Swallow. A pair of swallows chose to build a nest directly above my front door. Yes, I had bird poop outside my doorway, but it was short-lived as the hatchlings soon fledged and left the nest.
White-crowned Sparrows are very easy to spot. They utilize the vegetation and fencing adjoining the apartment.
The Common Ravens frequent the Cypress Trees near the apartment and frequently perch on rocks nearby.
Turkey Vultures commonly soar past my windows, riding the air currents. They are incredibly graceful fliers, soaring for long periods of times without flapping their wings.
Western Gulls frequent the lighthouse area but I have to look a little harder to see them. Seldom do they perch where I can get a good look at them. But often they can be seen flying over the ocean.