Birds and a snake….


It has been nearly ten days since my last post.  I’ve been pretty active, just not doing much photography for a few days.  We spent the last weekend in Fredricksburg visiting with some very dear friends from Houston.  We visited the Nimitz Museum with it’s adjacent World War II exhibits.  We also made a trip to Enchanted Rock, a mammoth solid sandstone rock/hill/mountain.  Call it what you will.  Afterwards we quaffed a couple of cold drafts at the local beer garden.  A wonderful time was had by all.  It was nice to get away and do something different.  I believe it was the first time in many years that I made a trip somewhere and didn’t come home with a memory card filled with images.  This time it was just photos of our friends and us.

Anyway, back to the present.  Yesterday, Wednesday, we took a friend on our little birding trip.  She wanted advice on her photography and camera use.  She came away with a large assortment of photos, as did I.  Here are a few of mine.  I hope you enjoy them and click on any of them to see enlargements.

Great Egret doing a bit of feeding.

Great Egret doing a bit of feeding.

Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Bullock's Oriole

Bullock’s Oriole

Vermilion Flycatcher - female

Vermilion Flycatcher – female

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Great Blue Heron wrestling with a snake.  It took several minutes for the heron to eventually win the fight and swallow it.

Great Blue Heron wrestling with a snake. It took several minutes for the heron to eventually win the fight and swallow it.