Photo of a Swan
This picture proves the point that you don't have to venture far to get photos of bird life. This picture I actually took at the Marriott Resort in Palm Desert, CA. My room was above the lake that comes right up to the rooms on one section of the hotel, and this swan did me the favor of floating by in front of my room.
This and other photos I have taken of birds can be found in the bird photo galleries. There's one for broadband visitors, and one for dialup visitors. Here are the links to each:
Bird Photo Gallery - Broadband Flash Gallery
Bird Photo Gallery - Dial Up Optimized