Birds of Sequoia Park Zoo

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-412

Birds can be very challenging to photograph, because, in the first place, they are very small, and often easily frightened. It’s difficult to get close enough to them to get a shot, even if you have very good “long” glass (which is usually very expensive). Sometimes its easier simply to go to the zoo, where the birds are more easily accessible and more comfortable with humans.

At the small local zoo here in Eureka, CA, Sequoia Park Zoo, there are a number of attractive birds, starting with a couple of eagles:

Sequioa Park Zoo AU16-12

Sequioa Park Zoo AU16-3

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-388


Sequioa Park Zoo WI16-31

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-1135

Guira cuckoo:

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-422

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-444

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-489


Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-1048

Sequioa Park Zoo AU16-37

Sequioa Park Zoo WI16-209

Sequioa Park Zoo AU16-210

Sequioa Park Zoo AU16-219

Nicobar pigeon:

Sequioa Park Zoo WI16-86

Sequioa Park Zoo AU16-74

The very difficult to find (because he hides in a thick bush) green heron:

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-537

The gorgeously plumed and feathered golden pheasant:

Sequioa Park Zoo AU16-39

And to conclude these proceedings, a spotted owl, including shots of the bird eating a mouse (delicious!):

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-355

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-356

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-358-Edit

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-363

Sequoia Park Zoo AU16-366