Valentine’s Day Weekend birding

While trying to get my new computer up and running, I just had to take a few breaks to get out for some birding and photography.  I needed to relieve the stress. But I certainly have a feeling of accomplishment.  I had a few glitches and problems, but along with encouragement and help from my dear friend, Deb, up in Tennessee, and my wife, Ann, the job got done.

Because of time limitations, we just hit the local parks for a few hours.  I managed to come away with a few usable photos.  Also I believe we added about three more birds to our 2016 list.  We are at 103 now for the year.  The weather was really gorgeous.  Hard to believe it is only mid-February.

First a Pied-billed Grebe in Lake Nasworthy at Spring Creek Park.  These little guys are cuties.

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

A Great Blue Heron at same location.  He sat on this buoy for quite awhile.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

A Northern Flicker pecking away at something on the ground.

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

One of several Black-crested Titmouses along the brushy fence line.  They re cute, but very feisty.

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

The first spring American Robin for us, at Middle Concho Park.

American Robin

American Robin

I hope you enjoy these photos.  Click on any of them to see enlargements.

‘Till next time, Happy Birding!


4 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Weekend birding

  1. Getting started on a new system, or new anything, can cause your eyes to cross!! Best thing is take a breath, take a photo or two and take your time so you do it just once! hugs

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