First, I would like to mention that I have a new, additional page that you can see at the top of this post. It is “Yakkety-Sax Man”. It is the story of my music career. Some of you already know about it, but I decided to post it a manner where you can select the six parts individually. Just click on the ‘button’, or this shortcut.
Ann and I got out for a couple of hours on Tuesday morning. This is the proverbial dog days of summer. Hot, not too many birds moving. But a birder can find opportunities if he or she perserveres. I lucked out and saw a Bronzed Cowbird. They are somewhat solitary, not usually in large groups. This one was all alone in the grass at Spring Creek Park, here in San Angelo. I love the bluish iridenscent color of the wings, and of course, that flashing red eye.
Further along the way, I saw this pretty Northern Cardinal. I must admit that I already have many, many photographs of a cardinal, and I usually just ignore them, looking for that photo that may be better than the others. But with so few birds in our count, and needing some photos for my post, I gave it a shot. Once I saw it in my digital darkroom, AKA my computer, I realized that it was one of my better ones, so I am glad I didn’t ignore it this time. I hope you like it.
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