I am feeling better now that I can get out into my nature environs again. Traveling through the San Angelo State Park, I came upon this beautiful Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. I pulled the car off the road. The bird continued to pose for me, and I think I came away with one of my best photos of one in a long time. I hope you enjoy. (click on it and the other images to see enlargements.)
We also ventured to the north section of the park. This Great Blue Heron was standing in a pond in the North Concho River.
Before we left that area, I had to take a shot of this Black-tailed Prairie Dog.
The following morning we made a short visit to Spring Creek Park and spotted some Eastern Phoebes cavorting in some brush. One of them stopped long enough to take a breather on a wire fence.
Migration isn’t in full swing here yet because of our lingering 100° days. But cooler weather so projected for the next few days so birding should start improving.
I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you of my new DVD that I recently produced with the help of DST Productions in Knoxville, Tennessee. One hundred of my finest work, including birds, wildlife, and landscapes. Truly a beautiful collection set to some beautiful music. In 1080P HiDef. As many of you know, I am a very trusting individual. You can have this DVD if you will mail me a check for 25.00 that includes any taxes and shipping expenses. My address is Bob Zeller, 4401 White Ash Ln., San Angelo, TX. I will ship it immediately by Priority Mail. By the way, it would make great Christmas gifts. I have references available if you like.
Of course, my book, “Birds, Beasts and Buttes” is still selling very well. Total cost to you is 65.00.
Happy Birding to all. 🙂
I agree..wow is right ..beautiful pic of the Scissortailed Flycatcher..glad you are out and about again..Love the prairie dog…take care and blessings to you and Ann
Thank you very much, Syl.
A wow moment, indeed! Kudos, Bob. And the phoebe is so sweet, too!
Thank you very much, Amy. 🙂
Aha…a lingering question answered – why do mesquite trees have thorns? So beautiful birds can pose for Bob! I do enjoy those stately scissor tails. Looking forward to more photos. AND I have your beautiful calendar in hand and the DVD. You done good!! hugs
Hey, you answered the question, why do mesquites have thorns. 🙂 I thought it was so if the tree fell the birds wouldn’t hear it. 🙂 Glad you are enjoying the calendar and DVD. 🙂 Bob.
Beautiful photos as always. I’m glad you’re feeling better and sharing your wildlife experiences again!
We have a few migrants in Bastrop as well. Saw a Baltimore Oriole last weekend.
Many thanks, Tammy. Yes I am feeling much better. Hope to get down to the hill country someday soon.
The flycatcher is amazing. What a capture! So glad to know you are getting out and about again.
Thank you so much, Skip. 🙂