Migration must be starting, what with all the water birds that have been arriving as reported in yesterday’s post. For Ann and I, it certainly is great fun. This morning we managed to add two more lifers to our lists. While at the Wildlife Viewing Area at San Angelo State Park, we saw a rare Black-and-white Warbler. A few minutes later a Wilson’s Warbler flew in. The Wilson’s isn’t rare, but nevertheless it was a lifer for both of us. Later we drove down to the boat ramp area and with our spotting scopes, saw at least twelve Black-crowned Night Herons, Great Blue Herons, a Great Egret, Snowy Egret, and four un-identified terns. Enjoy the photos, and click on either one to see and enlargement.
I’ve never seen a warbler which such interesting contrast. You captured a great pose too. Love the bird photos.
You do such great work, Bob! That black and white warbler capture is amazing! Both shots are great, but the one seems to strike me…probably becuase the DOF makes the bird pop! Great job.
Sounds like you had a great time Bob, I love that shot of the Black and White Warbler, very lovely bird indeed.
Yes, that bird is quite striking. It is the first time that I had ever seen one. I had to look in Sibley’s guide to see what it was. Thanks for the kind words, Michael.
Yeah, just lucky. Being at the right place at the right time. 🙂
Thanks for writing.
Great work, Bob. The Black-and-white is an might rare grab indeed.
I should say, a mighty rare grab. Gosh, maybe too much image meta-tagging this weekend has crushed my sense of grammar 😉
Bob… I have fun at blogging, as I’m sure you do, too. I can “feel” the photos on your site and the pleasure you get from taking them. That’s a talent that can’t be taught. I hope some of that enthusiasm I see in your posts shows up in mine.
Toby, I have a dear friend in Knoxville, Tennessee, and she talked me into blogging about a year ago. I am having a blast at it. Mostly about photography birds and wildlife. But I do have a zany side and sometimes I write just nonsense. For a taste of that, I have 4 posts under the “utter nonsense” category. If you read those, you might get a laugh. Start with the oldest of the four first..
You’re too kind. I just get lucky. As an artist, you’re no slouch either. Your stories are works of art, I hope more people are reading and enjoying them. They’re real gems.
Note to readers: You can read Toby’s stories by clicking on Three States One at A Time on the right side of this page in my blogroll.
Bob…you are an artist and the camera is your canvas. Outstanding photos.