Ann was still under the weather today, so I decided to do a little birding my own this morning. To start with, in the tree next door I saw and three Inca Doves, one Northern Cardinal, one Bluejay, and three House Sparrows. I then headed to the San Angelo State Park three miles away.
I stopped at the bird blind and put out some sunflower seeds. Boy, they
must have been hungry because inside of two minutes there was birds all over the place. Upon leaving blind I drove back down the lane and something caught my attention to the left. I stopped and saw a huge Great Horned Owl about eighty yards in the trees off to my left. I picked up my Canon 7D, with my 500mm and 1.4 teleconverter and shot this picture from my van. A little later in the morning I photographed a White-crowned Sparrow that I have pictured here.
Cruising on around the park, I saw a Kildeer, an American Kestrel, a Rock Wren, and a Golden-fronted Woodpecker. Coming back to the house, back in the tree next door, I spotted what I am certain was a Brewers Blackbird. I was home in time to catch the Great American Race, the Daytona 500. Hey, did you think that all I do is go birding?? :’)
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