First I want to share the news that my book, “Birds, Beasts and Buttes”, is now available in E-Book form for the iPad. Click here where you can preview it and buy at reduced price over the print version. You can also check out both versions, plus my 2013 Calendar, by clicking on the links on the right side of this page.
Now here is that bird again, you know, the one with the funny sounding name. I caught this image of the Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) a few mornings ago at San Angelo State Park.
While there we also saw this Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), doing what it does best; thrashing. Thrashing the sand and grass looking for insects, etc.
I hope you enjoy these pictures, and you can click on either one to see a very nice enlargement of each.
That thrasher sure blends in well with its environment Bob. If you keep posting shots of Pyrrhuloxia I’ll eventually remember how to spell it…
Good. We are having a quiz next week. 🙂
I haven’t had the opportunity to see either of these lovely birds. Both are wonderful shots 🙂
Thanks, Debbie. I appreciate it. I hope to hear from you again. 🙂
That’s a great photo of the thrasher… A couple of years ago I was asked to do a drawing with a brown thrasher…. I must have looked at thousands of photos before I could get a hang of their body movements. Most of the photos were no where near as good as this Curve-billed Thrasher. Looking at this photo I surely get a feeling for the bird and its motion…. great photo indeed.
Thank you so much, Merrill. I am always thankful for your kind words. I am glad you liked the thrasher photo. 🙂
OH WOW..! I loved the first photo, Bob. I just cant stop looking at it. Great details, it’s just perfect!
Wow1 What a great compliment, Nandini. I appreciate you very much. 🙂
I wish you could share a larger version of that photo. I would keep it as my desktop wallpaper. 😀 (If you don’t mind)
E-mail what size you want it to be to: email@example.com.
I will e-mail it to you.
OH Wow, thank you!
Very nice photos. I hope to see a Pyrrhuloxia some day.
Thanks, Doc, I appreciate all of your comments. 🙂
Great catch of the road runner!! beep beep!
LOL – wrong post for this comment!! Not enough caffeine!!!
That’s OK, I’ll take whatever I can get. 🙂
I was looking at the cover of your book when I was thinking this, btw!!!
My brain is not what it once was. 😉
It is amazing how the lighting changes these birds..great photos..ps I think a screensaver would be awesome..good idea from Cindy..
Thanks for the great words, Syl. I will keep the screensaver thingee in mind.
Love these photos! Curve-billed Thrashers are favorites of mine as about a dozen live on my property and provide no end of entertainment and song.
Thanks for the kind words, Linda. Nice to hear from you again. 🙂
Hey Bob – have you thought about doing the birds in a screensaver CD or for download? They sell discs like this as souvenirs in various gift shops for about $10 I think.
Funny you should ask. I have some DVDs of my bird photos that I made last year and they went very well. I was going to sell my 2013 calendars, that I just got from the publisher, and give a free DVD along with it. Sooooo….if you mail me a check for 20.00, I will send you a 2013 calendar and the free DVD along with it. Give me your mailing address along with it.