The Long Beach Peninsula on the Washington coast is a great place for an ocean getaway. There are a number of places for great bird watching and photography and with the spring migration underway it’s a good time of year to find some interesting birds to photograph. The birds in this post are pretty common – I’ll follow up in a subsequent post with some more interesting avian subjects.
There are lots of gulls on the beach – you don’t have to travel far from your hotel to find large flocks to photograph. Maybe not the favorite subject for most birdwatchers but at least they are a bit more interesting in the spring when they are sporting their breeding plumage.
Sparrows can also be a bit on the boring side – sometimes lumped into the category of LBJ, which is short for “little brown jobs.” This White-crowned sparrow certainly doesn’t fall into that group. The black and white racing stripes on its head make it easy to identify and a fun bird to spot.