This year I traveled mostly around Nevada with one trip to Santa Cruz where I did find a very rare Red-footed Booby. Here are a few of my favorite photos I captured in 2018. One I really like is the one below of an interaction between a Northern Harrier and a Red-tailed Hawk. At the beginning of the walk around Diamond Creek pond in Reno, NV, I saw 2 hawks interacting and my first reaction was to bring up my camera and start shooting. I thought I was seeing 2 Harriers in a territorial dispute but it turned out that the Harrier really wanted the Red-tailed out of his space. I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from 2018.

Featured Photo: Battle between Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) and Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  EQ: D800, 500mm f/4 Taken: 5-1-2018 at 14:28  Settings: 500mm, 1/1250s, f/6.3, ISO100, 1/3EV Conditions: sunny with some clouds

Featured Photo: Battle between Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) and Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

EQ: D800, 500mm f/4 Taken: 5-1-2018 at 14:28

Settings: 500mm, 1/1250s, f/6.3, ISO100, 1/3EV Conditions: sunny with some clouds

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) tossing a berry  Plateau Road, WAS (NV) Jan-2018

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) tossing a berry

Plateau Road, WAS (NV) Jan-2018

Washoe Valley view from Franktown Creek Rd, CAR (NV) Sep-2018

Washoe Valley view from Franktown Creek Rd, CAR (NV) Sep-2018

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) Sep-2018  I think it’s a female and she went up the tree when dogs began to bark.

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) Sep-2018

I think it’s a female and she went up the tree when dogs began to bark.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - Washoe Valley, WAS (NV) Apr-2018

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - Washoe Valley, WAS (NV) Apr-2018

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) - Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, CLA (NV) Oct-2018

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) - Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, CLA (NV) Oct-2018

Bushtit, Interior (Psaltriparus minimus plumbeus) - Hunter Creek Canyon, WAS (NV) May-2018

Bushtit, Interior (Psaltriparus minimus plumbeus) - Hunter Creek Canyon, WAS (NV) May-2018

Common Raven (Corvus corax) - Silver Saddle Ranch, CAR (NV) Jun-2018

Common Raven (Corvus corax) - Silver Saddle Ranch, CAR (NV) Jun-2018

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) - Yard, WAS (NV) Juy-2018  Last year I had 4 species of hummingbirds coming to my feeders but in 2018 I had 5 with this rare male Costa’s.

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) - Yard, WAS (NV) Juy-2018

Last year I had 4 species of hummingbirds coming to my feeders but in 2018 I had 5 with this rare male Costa’s.

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) - Davis Creek RP, WAS (NV) Nov-2018

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) - Davis Creek RP, WAS (NV) Nov-2018

Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) - Sheep Spring, WAS (NV) Apr-2018  I was out early and this herd of Proghorns were wandering around until there was enough light and then they noticed me. They didn’t stick around and were off.

Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) - Sheep Spring, WAS (NV) Apr-2018

I was out early and this herd of Proghorns were wandering around until there was enough light and then they noticed me. They didn’t stick around and were off.

Mustang (Equus ferus) - Hidden Valley, WAS (NV) Jan-2018

Mustang (Equus ferus) - Hidden Valley, WAS (NV) Jan-2018

Mustang Colt (Equus caballus) - Hidden Valley, WAS (NV) Apr-2018

Mustang Colt (Equus caballus) - Hidden Valley, WAS (NV) Apr-2018

Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) - Davis Creek RP, WAS (NV) Mar-2018

Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) - Davis Creek RP, WAS (NV) Mar-2018

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) - Boynton Slough, WAS (NV) Jan-2018

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) - Boynton Slough, WAS (NV) Jan-2018

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) - Yard, WAS (NV) Jul-2018  There were numerous hummingbirds flying all over and this one perched in a tree as the sun rose.

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) - Yard, WAS (NV) Jul-2018

There were numerous hummingbirds flying all over and this one perched in a tree as the sun rose.

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) - Hunter Creek Canyon, WAS (NV) May-2018

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) - Hunter Creek Canyon, WAS (NV) May-2018

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) - Rancho San Rafael, WAS (NV) Jun-2018  A rare sighting of a Rail that gave me only seconds before heading back into the reeds.

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) - Rancho San Rafael, WAS (NV) Jun-2018

A rare sighting of a Rail that gave me only seconds before heading back into the reeds.

Your comments are welcomed and if you have any questions about these photos or any other leave me a message.

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