Little Blue Heron in Black and White, by T.M. Schultze

April at Ocean Beach River Channel

April at Ocean Beach River Channel

Here is a collection of images I took in April at the Ocean Beach River Channel.

As always, clicking on any of the images below will launch a slide show.


The Ocean Beach River Channel is where the San Diego River reaches the Pacific Ocean.  There is a bird estuary on the South side of the River.  Robb Field is a convenient location to park.  The estuary is often affected by Dog Beach, especially on weekends.  However, there were a few terns, willets, egrets and ducks to see.

An additional highlight was seeing the beautiful osprey nest in the baseball field in Robb Field.  The nest is huge.  It now hosts a family of Ospreys with some new baby osprey arrivals.  On this night, it was amazing to watch the mother feed the newborns.

On any night, you are likely to see a dozen photographers lined up in the baseball field with their ultra-long lenses getting images.  It is a great sight to see.

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

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