Ann and I arrived home Friday afternoon after a very enjoyable to our favorite area, the Big Bend country of Texas. We saw 55 species of birds, including a new lifer, the Crissal Thrasher. We also took a break from birding, and took a raft trip on the Rio Grande which I will talk about in a future post. Here are some of the bird images I manage to get.
Peregrine Falcon – enjoying an early morning sunrise, Big Bend National Park.
Trying to hide in the brush at Cottonwood Campground, Big Bend National Park.
Vermilion Flycatcher – at Cottonwood Campground in Big Bend National Park.
Greater Roadrunner – on fence post near Marathon, Texas.
Loggerhead Shrike – on ocotillo plant, Big Bend National Park.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – female- at Far Flung Outdoor Center, Study Butte, Texas.
Cactus Wren – at Far Flung Outdoor Center, Study Butte, Texas.
Cactus Wren on Prickly Pear cactus, Far Flung Outdoor Center, Study Butte, Texas.
I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed obtainng them. Click on any image to see an enlargement. More photos coming in future posts.