We have returned from our stay at Fort Davis in the Davis Mountains. I must say it is one of our best trips there, although the thunderstorms and hail did make things interesting. First though, before I get to my photographs, there was an “it’s a small world type of thing”.
We have some friends, Suzanne and Sid Johnson, that live in Eldorado, Texas which is about 40 miles south of where we live in San Angelo. We see them occasionally through the year. Suzanne recently retired and they bought an RV and have been traveling around the state. Well, we were on our way the the Davis Mountains, as as we passed the Balmorhea State Park I noticed a Belted Kingfisher on the power line outside the park along the road. We just happened to be near the entrance to the park. As I was trying to photograph the kingfisher, a pickup pulling an RV pulled out of the entrance. The lady in the truck waved to us and jumped from the vehicle. She turned out to be Suzanne. Co-incidentally they were heading for the Davis Mountains State Park to stay for a few nights. We, of course, were heading to nearby Fort Davis to stay, so we were able to get together and go birding with them during our stay. Much fun.
Now for the photos. First we saw a total of 65 species during our trip. Most from the Davis Mountains area, Davis Mountains State Park, Balmorhea State Park, and Lake Balmorhea. Here is a sampling of those images.
I think that is the most images that I have ever published in a single post. I hope you enjoyed them. Click on any image to see enlargements if you are reading this on a computer.