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.
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.
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.
This Northern Flicker is the yellow-shafted variety as you can see by the the yellow feathers beneath the tail.
A female Eastern Bluebird perched on a tree.
This Bewick’s Wren (pronounced buick’s). He thought that I couldn’t see him, but my 150-600mm lens sought him out.
The Greater Yellowlegs loves to wade in the waters of the Spring Creek Park. I wonder where he got the name.
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.