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.
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.
A Savannah Sparrow that I photographed recently at the mud hole near Twin Buttes Reservoir in San Angelo, Texas.
A Yellow-billed Cuckoo, San Angelo back in 2011.
Black-throated Sparrow that I captured at South Llano State Park several years ago.
A Northern Flicker photographed near Spring Creek Park in San Angelo, Texas.
Two images of Cedar Waxwings near San Angelo, Texas. I don’t know which image I like best.
Black-headed Grosbeak. Photographed at the Davis Moutains State Park during a visit in May of 2014.
I hope you enjoyed the photos included here. I’ll try to have more in the near future.