Happy Valentines Day

Great Horned Owl

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

White-crowned Sparrow

 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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Happy Birding!!

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