I guess it is fitting that I close out 2012 with my 600th post of this blog. Looking back, I wonder how did I come up with something to write about that many times. For my first post, back in 2009, I sat and thought for a long time. How do I get my feet wet here. But I started typing and the words and thoughts came through. That’s been the way if has been ever since. Sometimes, though, I get carried away and let my sense of humor show through. I can’t say that anybody ever complained, so I guess I am doing it right.
As of this writing, I have had 91,647 hits from readers in 142 countries. Of the top 1000 birding blogs, Texas Tweeties is number 233. I wish I could thank all of them in their individual languages, but of course, that is not to be. But if you can understand my English, I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. It is you readers that continue to keep this blog going for another year.
But let’s get back to what I do best. Make nice wildlife photos for you to see. Today will be no different from my past posts. These following photos were taken Saturday morning at Middle Concho and Spring Lake parks right here in San Angelo, Texas. I hope you enjoy.
The trees are quite barren now, so it is a bit easier to spot the birds. Case in point, the American Kestrel above, and the Red-tailed Hawk in the photo below. However, there is some added difficulty is trying to focus between the branches.
One of the Great Horned Owls was all alone during this trip to the park. He had his eyes open and very much aware of me.
Finally, uncommon for this area, was this Red-breasted Merganzer cruising along the river. The photo quality is not very great as he was near the opposite river bank and I had to heavily crop it.
Thus ends the year 2013 on this Texas Tweeties blog. But, stay tuned, I hope to make 2013 better than ever.