No Anhinga today…but

No Anhinga today, but never the less, I did come up with a couple of nice photos to show you.  We decided to brave the cold, drizzly weather this afternoon.  Ah, what fools we are.  Are all birders like us, or are we the only nut cases out here. 🙂  Our goal was to find and photograph the Anhinga.  It was drizzly enough that we had our windshield wipers on slow intermittent.   We prowled up and down the Concho River, saw a lot of the usual cormorants, then spotted two Hooded Mergansers.  This is one of the photos here.  I used my Canon 7D, 500mm f4 lens hand-held.  I even got a nice 8×10 print out it.  I’ve also shown here another of the Great Egret photos from yesterday.  That photo, by the way, was shot with my 100-400mm lens.

If I haven’t mentioned it before, you can click on my images and see a larger photograph.

Hooded Merganzer

Great Egret

Happy Birding!!

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3 thoughts on “No Anhinga today…but

  1. That merganzer has personality!

    We made it out to the South End today and saw house finches, ladder-backed woodpeckers, a male and a female cardinal, a dove, a cowbird, some titmouses, a couple of robins (looked like it to me!) and something with a little yellow on it’s belly. All of them were eating, so someone was there before us and left a lot of food. We would be willing to put some food out. Is there a special kind to buy? Will just plain “Wild Bird Food” do it? How much at a time?

    The pictures that are posted help immensely.

    The newbies–Diane and Mike

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