Sunday at San Angelo State Park


On Sunday morning, Ann and I decided to visit the bird blind at San Angelo State Park.  There we met our friend, Christie McCorts-Chambers, as she had the same thoughts as ours.  We sat and watched the birds to see if there was anything new to drop by.  There were a couple of Black-chinned Hummingbirds that were quite active and I managed to get some nice shots of those.  Also, I was pleased that a beautiful, male House Finch decided to pose for me.

House Finch

House Finch

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

A male Northern Bobwhite made a brief visit at the back of the viewing area, but I managed to get a photo with my Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm lens, as I had with all of these photos.   He was about 60 feet away, but as I do with most of my photos, I still was able to crop for a nice close-up.

Northern Bobwhite

Northern Bobwhite

We decided to take a drive around the park.  We asked Christie to join us so we spent a couple hours checking out all areas.  Most of what we observed were too far for decent photos, but for birding we saw a total of 27 species for the morning.  Here is one photo of a perhaps a young, or a female Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  The tail is quite shorter than normal male adult.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Click on any photo to see enlargements.

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17 thoughts on “Sunday at San Angelo State Park

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed spending my Sunday morning with you & Ann. As I didn’t take as many photos as you, I was very lucky in the shot I got of the Loggerhead Shrike. Which was also a “Lifer” for me. I do enjoying birding with the Zeller’s, so much to learn and Bob is full of knowledge. Thank you again for such a pleasant morning. 🙂

  2. Very nice photos Mr. Zeller. I can’t use the bird blind because my wheelchair wont fit through the door, however I am out there in the State Park quite often in various areas. The birding is way better than I thought it would be. Maybe I’ll see you out there sometime.

  3. Glad to hear that you two are getting out again.I like seeing all the birds that you have posted here. I heard that some warblers are passing through this area now, the American Redstart and Chestnut sided.i am going to hang onto summer for as long as I can.

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