Photos from Here and There…..


I don’t have a good story for you today.  We’ve been spending the past week or two doing some things around house, and not getting much birding done, save for a couple of short outings here and there.  So here are two images from a quick trip yesterday to South Llano River State Park.  We didn’t stay too long, it was very hot and humid in the blinds, and even the birds decided to take a day off.

Inca Dove

Inca Dove

Black-throated Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow – juvenile

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

I was reluctant to include the above photo of the Chat.  I had a senior moment, I guess, and mistakenly used a shutter speed of 1/250 instead ot the intended 1/1250 per sec.  It blurred the photo somewhat and I had to do some correction in post processing.  I included it because I don’t see these very often, and it appeared for a few minutes at the water feature at the park.

The following are some photos that were in my archives that I thought you would like.  By the way, click on any of the photos in this post to see enlargements.

First up, a Black-capped Chickadee that I photographed at my niece’s home in Interlochen, Michigan, back in 2008.

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

A Savannah Sparrow that I photographed recently at the mud hole near Twin Buttes Reservoir in San Angelo, Texas.

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

A Yellow-billed Cuckoo, San Angelo back in 2011.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Black-throated Sparrow that I captured at South Llano State Park several years ago.

Black-throated Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

A Northern Flicker photographed near Spring Creek Park in San Angelo, Texas.

Northern Flicker - (Yellow-shafted)

Northern Flicker – (Yellow-shafted)

Two images of Cedar Waxwings near San Angelo, Texas.  I don’t know which image I like best.

Cedar Waxwings

Cedar Waxwings

Cedar Waxwings

Cedar Waxwings

Black-headed Grosbeak.  Photographed at the Davis Moutains State Park during a visit in May of 2014.

Black-headed Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

I hope you enjoyed the photos included here.  I’ll try to have more in the near future.

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12 thoughts on “Photos from Here and There…..

  1. All very nice photos – senior moment or not! Cedar Waxwings are such a neat and groomed looking bird. Thanks for posting these. Say, what is your count so far this year? Are you ahead of last year? If you and Ann get caught up on work around the house, come on up here – I have a few things that need done! Happy 4th and happy birding! hugs

  2. Always love seeing your photos, Bob! I can’t decide between the waxwings either. Such beautiful birds! The grosbeak is lovely too. It’s getting quite warm here (not by Texan standards!) – low 70s predicted for us today.

    • Hi, Jo. Thanks for you kind words. Your weather sounds comfortable. Here in our area, 70° would be comfortable. 80s would be about perfect. But it is dry here, very low humidity and that can make all the differences. It is interesting to hear about weather patterns in different parts of the world.

    • Thanks, Dave. Glad you are enjoying them. Right now we are getting into the hot, dog days of summer. The birding is a bit slower, so we’re now waiting for the winter migration. Such is the world of a birder, right?? 🙂

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