Images on a West Texas morning

Here are some random images that I took the past few mornings at Middle Concho Park and Spring Creek Park.  Perfect fall weather, mild temps, zero wind, the water smooth as glass.  The trees are changing color and the birds are happy.  Ann and I are just cruising along enjoying all of the above.  First up, a couple of images of a Pyrrhuloxia.  Okay, I know how some of you have trouble with pronouncing that name.  Here again:  pie-rul-oxia.  Close enough, Ron?

Pyrrhuloxia – female

Pyrrhuloxia – female

A Belted Kingfisher intent on watching the water for a meal.

Belted Kingfisher

A Golden-fronted Woodpecker digging in.

Golden-fronted Woodpecker – female

A pretty Eastern Bluebird just relaxing.

Eastern Bluebird

A Great Blue Heron peruses the action.

Great Blue Heron

This may be my last post for a few days.  My bride, Ann and I are leaving for the Big Bend area on Wednesday morning.  We hope to have more stories and new photographs for you on our return next week.  I hope you enjoy these photos here.  Click on any of them to see some enlargements.


26 thoughts on “Images on a West Texas morning

    • I am sorry that we weren’t able to make it. I was a little apprehensive about traveling that road again. I was a bit touch and go the last time, and we were were worried what those heavy rains did to to it.

  1. Yup, that’s close enough for me, Bob. And thanks, I need all the help I can get in pronouncing that name. Of the 5 species you’ve posted here, I’ve only photographed two of them. I’m jealous. Hope you and Ann have another wonderful trip to Big Bend. Be safe.

    • Just had to kid you about the pronunciation thing, Ron. I think I may have mentioned before, Big Bend to us is like Antelope Island is to you. Except we are further away and can only visit there about three times a year. So we settle for Middle Concho Park here in town.

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