Birds Are Everywhere

Photography by Jay Peretz

These photographs were taken mainly in Northern California where I live, on walks in woods and on beaches and in my garden and around my neighborhood in Sonoma County. I continue to be amazed at the variety of form and color, songs and behavior of the birds that are everywhere around us.

Raptors

Raptors are so photogenic....

White Tailed Kite

White-Tailed Kite

This is a White-Tailed Kite

Osprey

Osprey

This is an Osprey

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

This is a Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States.

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

This is a Cooper's Hawk

American Kestrel

White-Tailed Kite

This is a White-Tailed Kite

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

This is a Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk
Red-Shouldered Hawk

Red-Shouldered Hawk

This is a Red-Shouldered Hawk, a versative and common Hawk.

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Process

I carry a fast and light mirrorless camera and take these images handheld with a fast and light mirrorless camera with great image stabilization. I use a variety of long zoom or sometimes macro lenses.

Photographer

I have been taking photographs for fun since the 1970s, starting with 35MM SLR cameras and darkrooms. Several years ago I purchased an inexpensive super-zoom camera just to get a closer look at some birds I was interested in identifying. I have taken thousands of photographs of birds over the past few years and created this website to share some the better ones with you.