After a week of catching up with a few chores, getting over a little bout of sniffles, I am back at work. We went out for a bit this morning to get a few images for a post and was nicely rewarded, even though the birding was limited. I will post these for your enjoyment, I hope. One thing to mention, it seemed to be a day that the birds were wanting to get behind twigs or branches, but I think the images are acceptable. Click on the images to see some beautiful enlargements.
This Red-breasted Merganzer didn’t have the problem I described above. However, it was another lifer (number 255) for me. I had never seen one before.
Here is a big Red-tailed Hawk, and, ‘voila’, there is the branch I am talking about. But that is a problem that comes up often, and you can’t do anything about it, but accept it and make the best image you can.
A nice image of an Osprey with a large fish. I think that it is a fresh catch, and I think I saw the fish squirm a bit before the bird dug in for his meal. If you look close, you can see the fish’s eyes, perhaps looking up imploring for mercy from the bird.
A Northern Flicker. Again the tree branch didn’t obstruct enough to take away from the image.
Ah, an un-obstructed photo. This hawk was across the Middle Concho river from me, but it looks like he is still quite aware me.
So that’s it for today. I am sorry for the lateness of this post. Ann has been under the weather, I just had the sniffles plus I had to catch up on some other business obligations.