Here are a few more images from our sucessful birding over the weekend. All were taken at San Angelo State Park. We saw so many birds that it took me extra time to organize and edit them. First up is the beautiful Painted Bunting, (Passerina ciris). I shot this and the Pyrrhuloxia both with my Canon 7D and 500mm lens with 1.4 tele-converter. Bunting exposure was 1/250 sec @f8, +0.7EV, ISO 3200.
Next is this nice shot of a Western Kingbird, (Tyrannus verticalis). This bird just arrived in the area a few days ago. Exposure 1/1250 sec. @ f6.3, +0.7EV, ISO 2000. Canon EOS 7D and Canon 100-400mm lens. Hand-held.
Who can forget the gorgeous red and gray tones of the Pyrrhuloxia, (Cardinalis sinusatus). That is pronounced Pie-rule-loxia. A beautiful bird in the cardinal family.
Enjoy the pictures and click on any of them to see an enlargment of each. Voting is still open until Thursday afternoon in our weekly bird quiz #3. Click on this link: BirdQuiz then make your selection. Good luck!