Got my Windows 7….. Happy, happy


We had to return early from our Fort Davis trip.  A few medical problems, but nothing to worry about.  We’re both 100% healthy, but unfortunately I did not get great opportunities for photographs.  The great news is that my computer was ready from the shop with Windows 7 installed.  It is like getting a new computer.  I finished installing the pertinent software that I use for photo editing, etc, and I am ready to go.

In the past few days, we managed to get out to the local parks and obtained some images for you.  These are a few of the best.

This cute little Common Nighthawk was perched in plain view, although we almost missed him because he blended in so well.

Common Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

I had a problem with this photo.  Initially I thought it was a Vesper Sparrow, which if it was, it would have been here way too early.  I posted it on FaceBook for opinions, and after much discussion, it was finally concluded that it is a Cassin’s Sparrow.

Cassin's Sparrow

Cassin’s Sparrow

When we drove out to Spring Creek Park we were fortunate to see this pair of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks with about eight little ducklings in tow.  What a cute family.  They were pretty far away so it was difficult to actually how many little ones there were.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks with brood.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks with brood.

Last, but now least, is the photo of a female Ladder-backed Woodpecker.  I think this my best to date of this species female.

female Ladder-backed Woodpecker

female Ladder-backed Woodpecker

I hope you enjoyed these images.  Now that temps are starting to cool a little bit, and with the upcoming migration season I hope to get many more.

A side note:  My 2016 calendars arrived, and I still have my beautiful DVDs.  If interested in either of them, mail a check for 25.00 to me at Bob Zeller, 4401 White Ash Ln, San Angelo, TX,  76904-4528.  I will send either of them by Priority Mail to you.  Also you may contact me at bobzeller@pobox.com.

Happy shooting, and Happy Birding. 🙂