When I posted earlier I hadn’t checked out my photos from the trip yet. I really didn’t think I had any worth posting, but I did come across these two that are worth looking at. They were both photographed this morning.
The first is the Swainson’t Hawk, probably a late juvenile and the second is the cute little Snowy Plover.
I hope you enjoy the photos. Click on either one for an enlargement.
Wow, what a great time we had this morning for the monthly Adult Birding Adventure at San Angelo State Park. There were only six of us so somebody missed out on some fun birding. It could be my fault, because I sent reminders a few days earlier that usual, and some people may have forgotten. I would like to thank Mark Frank from Goodfellow AFB for joining us. He is a very personable young man and he enjoyed being with all of us seniors.
That is a total of 35 species as a group. In addition Ann and I saw a Swainson’s Hawk on entering the park, then on the way out we saw a Cactus Wren. Also yesterday, Ann and I saw a Dickcessel at the viewing area. the first that we had seen at that location.
This morning we had started with a stop at the bird blind and spent about 30 minutes there. Just saw the usual birds there, nothing exciting. Then after that we drove around to the boat ramp where we had access easily to the shore of O. C. Fisher Lake. We hiked along ths shore line for maybe a quarter to a half-mile, and that is where we were able to see so many water birds.
Along with the Peregrine Falcon that Ann and I saw several days ago, it has been quite an exciting week. After hiking this morning as much as we did in this 90 degree heat, I feel that I am getting back in shape after my broken back problem. I may be able to tackle some of those trails in Big Bend National Park next month. I guess getting old can be fun after all. 🙂