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Leslie’s Photographs

One thing I have learned while birding is that it’s helpful to have as many eyes as possible looking for birds. I have also learned that birds often appear on both sides of the car while driving through wildlife refuges, and more often than not I missed any shot that appears on the right side of the car when I’m driving.

Knowing that, I set Leslie up with my backup camera and a 400 mm lens when we toured the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. And sure enough, she got several great shots. I was almost jealous when she spotted this Snowy Egret down a ravine on her side of the car.

Snowy Egret

She actually got shots of this Great Blue Heron both days we were there, but I thought this was the best shot.

Great Blue Heron

She probably tried the hardest to get a shot of the elusive pheasants, this being the best of several that she shot.

Pheasant

I have no doubt, though, that this shot of a White-Faced Ibis was her best shot, and one of the best shots we got during the entire trip

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White-Faced Ibis

Good thing she doesn’t have access to my main birding camera and lens or I might have trouble keeping up.