Short-eared Owl on a huntShort-eared Owl on a huntHunting Short-eared Owl locked on to target<br/>New York <br/><br/>Photograph captured with a Canon EOS 1DX mark II camera paired with a Canon 600mm f/4 IS II lens and 1.4x extender, at 840mm, using following settings: 1/1250 s, f/5.6, ISO 1000<br/><br/>Please contact: info@greggard.com for licensing information<br/>www.GregGard.com<br/>ALL RIGHTS RESERVED<br/><br/>SEOW, flying, in-flight,

Bird and Nature Photography by Greg Gard

Great Horned Owl nest - New Jersey

March 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Just another day at the Great Horned Owl nest: - make sure to watch it in HD 1080 resolution here or on YouTube - In the second part of the video, young owlets can be seen vibrating their throat muscles helping to cool their airways and lower elevated internal temperatures. It is their way of thermo-regulating:) And here is a one of the owlets...
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Peregrine Falcons mating - State Line Lookout, New Jersey

March 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
During mating, tiercel curls its sharp talons away from female's body to not to hurt her. As he doesn't have anything to hang on, he rapidly flaps his wings to keep the balance. The rest is self explanatory, I believe:D - make sure to select HD 1080 or higher resolution for best quality - Even though there is still snow on the ground here in...
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Young Peregrine Falcon - New Jersey

March 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Close-up of a young Peregrine Falcon flying by and showing its juvenile plumage and tail feathers: - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image - How about those talons? Super long, aren't they?:) I photographed this fledgling Peregrine Falcon, flying above the hawk watch, at the State Line Lookout, off the Palisades Interst...
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Short-billed Dowitcher - Jamaica Bay, NYC

March 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Short-billed Dowitcher at the moment of lifting off after the bath in a shallow water, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York City: - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image - I mostly see these birds feeding, so it was nice to photograph it with its wings raised and showing the underwing feathers for a change:)...
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Marbled Godwit - San Diego, California

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The hardest part in bird photography is to convince your subject that you are not a threat. While on the beach, it is quite easy to achieve. Stay low, do not make sudden movements and patiently wait for birds come to you. Using this simple technique, I was able to get this photograph of a Marbled Godwit, in winter plumage, walking straight towards...
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