The skinny guy might have talent…….


This past week was spent doing a few odd things around the house, and a few hours birding.  Nothing spectacular captured, but after getting home and looking at my results a second time, I realized that there might be some keepers here.   Here are some highlights.

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

This American Kestrel was sitting on a utility cable near the entrance to Middle Concho Park.  I love these feisty little raptors.  A ferocity belies their cute appearance.

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

Yes, we do have a few Pelicans this far from the coast.  Nearly every year a few make San Angelo their winter home.  I was especially proud of this image that I captured of one just placidly gliding along.

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

This Northern Flicker is the yellow-shafted variety as you can see by the the yellow feathers beneath the tail.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

A female Eastern Bluebird perched on a tree.

Bewick's Wren

Bewick’s Wren

This Bewick’s Wren (pronounced buick’s).  He thought that I couldn’t see him, but my 150-600mm lens sought him out.

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

The Greater Yellowlegs loves to wade in the waters of the Spring Creek Park.  I wonder where he got the name.

Osprey

Osprey

The Osprey, one of my favorite raptors.  Hope you like this image.  I feel that he is just sitting and pondering the future.  As a matter of fact, the more I look at this photo, the more I like it myself.  Heck, I just may have a bit of artistic talent myself.  Notice in the title of this post that I opted for ‘skinny guy’ over ‘old geezer’.  Hey, I still have my ego to contend with.

Click on any enlargement to see some great enlargements.

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18 thoughts on “The skinny guy might have talent…….

  1. Great pics, Bob. The raptors are my favorites – the Kestrel and the Osprey. The Ospreys have come back this way. I love hearing their cries as I walk along the water!

  2. Reblogged this on Nothing But Birds and commented:
    I became rather fond of Ospreys after my recent trip to Orange Beach, Alabama, where they are very common. And I watched the pair on webcam actually fighting off other Ospreys trying to steal their nest…and there is where I got the photo of the pair, their nest, and the moon. Great photos in this blog Bob.

  3. the pelican and the yellowlegs in the water– looks like if I touch the screen I would get my fingers wet! The flicker is so pretty.

  4. I’m still pondering what kinds of “odd things” you were doing around the house. 😉 LOL
    Great photos, of course, that goes without saying! (But there, I said it anyway. 🙂 )

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