I drove out to Middle Concho Park yesterday afternoon. Earlier in the day, I had been to my doctor to have a biopsey taken from a little thingee on my neck. I don’t recall what it was called, something that ends in ‘noma’. Anyway, it is minor, but afterward I got restless. A beautiful day, and I had to get outside. However, for some reason or other, the birds must have been taking a siesta elsewhere, as there wasn’t much activity, except for a bunch of woodpeckers.
But one bright light was that we spotted a pair of Ash-throated Flycatchers (Myiarchud cinerascens). The first ones that we have spotted this season. So maybe this is a sign of things to come. I am anxious to get back out and see what else will be arriving. Click on either picture to see an enlargement.
These flycatchers are gorgeous! Beautiful yellow colour and dead cheeky looking! Great shots, Bob! I noticed from previous posts that you have two EOS 7D bodies. Do you keep them set up with specific lenses when you are out shooting, Bob, or do you change through a variety of lenses according to need?
I keep the 500mm attached to one, and my 100-400mm zoom on the other. That way I am prepared for almost any wildlife shot that may come up, and not have to take time to change lenses. I have a 28-105mm zoom in my bag if I have the urge to shoot landscapes or if I need a wider angle.
Hi there Bob! It’s been a while since I’ve been by to comment – been a busy couple weeks, but just wanted you to know that I’m still reading and enjoying your photos. This post has treated me to another new-to-me bird! Thanks!
Hi Karen. Alway great to hear from you however long it takes. I am glad you are enjoying all of these new birds. 🙂
Never seen one, beautiful as usual!
I don’t know why, ‘cuz I know you guys have mosquitos. Kidding! I know you have other kinds of flycatchers. 🙂
I love your compliments. Thanks. 🙂
It’s a very pretty bird & a great shot!
Thanks, Karen. I appreciate it.
Stunning photos, Bob, in some fabulous weather too. Doing what you love is the best therapy for anything, physical or mental! Sending you our very best wishes.
I agree with you, Jo. Staying active, especially outdoors with nature, it very theuraputic. Thanks for your kind words. 🙂
We don’t like words that end in ‘noma.’ Hope it is nothing serious. I really like your first photograph because it shows off the yellow underside so well, and because he’s got that big bug bite in his beak! Great shot, Bob! ~ Lynda
No, it’s nothing serious. Thanks for the compliments on my photo. I got lucky again. 🙂
I think the book idea is good too. Hope the ‘noma’ results are clear.
We had an Ash-throated Flycatcher yesterday. Today FOS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher….
Me, too. 🙂
Such a charming bird..love the shot with the nesting stuff!! I think a book is an excellent idea. Checked out my little On Golden Pond..had a few Canadian Geese and Coots..too early yet for the other ducks. Have a few mallards..Prayers out for you and the bio..keep us posted..
Thanks ever so much for your kind words, Syl. I like the sound of your “on Golden Pond”. It feels like a peaceful place.
Your Ash-throated Flycatchers are so beautiful Bob!
Thank you very much, Mia.
That Ash-throated Flycatcher is a beauty! Great shots Bobby! 🙂
Thanks, H.J., I appreciat it. 🙂
Bob, I see one had food in its beak. Was it taking food to a nest?
I’m not sure where he was taking it. Yes, I’m looking forward to meeting you guys on Saturday.
I know I have said it before…I just can’t get over the variety of species you have there. As always fantastic photos Bob! Have you ever thought about putting a book together of all the birds you have photographed?
Thanks, David. Yes, I am considering publishing a book, but not sure yet. I do appreciate all of your kind words and comments.
Your shots are always amazing Bob. Good luck with the biopsy…hope all is ok. 🙂
Thanks, Bonny. I appreciate your kind words and thoughts. 🙂
Such a pretty bird!
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