I and Ann got out to Middle Concho Park this morning for awhile. A little quiet at first, but we ended up seeing over twenty birds. The weather was a little cool but gradually warmed. Skies were partly cloudy. We saw this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk zipping around. At first, we saw him in the fork of a tree. I managed to get this shot before he flew off to perch atop the utility pole that you see in the second image.
I was able to get a shot of a Red-winged Blackbird amongst some old sunflowers. Several more shots were throw-aways, because the red of the wing was covered up with the vegetation.
The following shot of a Great Blue Heron was made several days ago. I opted to not clone out the bit of spider webbing that you see hanging from the branches. I much rather keep things looking natural as much as I can.
I hope you enjoyed these photographs. Click on any of them to see some enlargements.
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