Boy Oh Boy, do I love this time of the year! I don’t know why, but there seems to be an abundance of birds around the lakes and parks here in San Angelo. It could be that all of the violent storms in east Texas could have pushed more migrating birds in this direction; or it could be that Ann and I have, with practice, developed our birding instincts and sharpened our eyes. Whatever it is, I have been pleased at all of the photographs I have been managing to capture.
So enough talk, and let’s get to them. Remember to click on any image to see enlargements, especially if you are viewing this on a computer.
I am going to start off with this action photo of a Western Kingbird. By the way, it was the first of that specie that we have seen this year. A new arrival, and a beauty.
I chose that picture to get you excited and so you would watch with anticipation for the next photos. The next photo is of the same bird, just relaxing.
From Mary Lee Park at Lake Nasworthy, some Willets.
From K-Mart Creek. My name for the water in the bar ditch near the old K-Mart site, a Yellow-crowned Night Heron.
The next few photos are from other local parks and San Angelo State Park. This is a Canyon Towhee.
This Cotton-tailed Rabbit seems to be thinking, where the heck did all of these birds come from?
Great Horned Owl.
Bell’s Vireo sings from a tree branch.
Yellow-headed Blackbird grazing in the grass.
Black-crowned Night Heron staring at the water, hoping to catch a meal.
Last but certainly not least, this image of a cute Grasshopper Sparrow.
You may remember that Ann and I saw 44 species on a recent outing. Today, April 21, we surpassed that with a total of 50 for four hours of birding, and that doesn’t count the rabbit. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed the photos. A reminder, any and all photos are available for sale. Just contact me, if you would be proud to have one of my works hanging on your wall.