Post Independence Day Photos


I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July Holiday!!

For the past week or so, Ann and I have been trying to work in some birding, between doing household chores and visits to the vet with our Shih Tzu, Suzie.  She has eye problems that we are trying to clear up.  Anyway, here are a few miscellaneous photos that I managed to grab during that time.

This Scissor-tailed Flycatcher I got lucky with at San Angelo State Park.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

This Canyon Towhee, also at San Angelo State Park, was partially shaded with leaves from the mesquite, but I think the image still looks pretty good.

Canyon Towhee

Canyon Towhee

Ordinarily I mostly ignore House Finches because they are here in great numbers and I guess I take them for granted, but I thought that this little female was pretty.

House Finch - female

House Finch – female

The next three image also from San Angelo State Park.  I can’t resist these gorgeous blue birds.

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Western Kingbirds are in abundance here during the summer.

Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird

We are experiencing a large increase of Northern Bobwhites this year.  When driving through the park we were always within earshot of their calls.  This one scampered across the road in front of us.

Northern Bobwhite

Northern Bobwhite

The following two photos are from our previous trip to South Llano River State Park.

Northern Cardinal - juvenile

Northern Cardinal – juvenile

How about a squirrel thrown into this collection.  At one of the blinds at SLRSP.

Squirrel

Squirrel

I hope you enjoyed these photos.  Click on any of them to see some pretty nice enlargements.

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13 thoughts on “Post Independence Day Photos

  1. An incredible selection of photos once again, Bob. I especially like the scissor-tailed flycatcher and the female cardinal. Those two are especially crisp and clear, almost like I could reach out and touch the birds! I’m glad you had a nice 4th and I hope your little Suzie’s eye problem clears up!

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