Drizzly, chilly and over-all a gray day. So it is a good day to get caught up on my blog. We have been getting out pretty regular so I did get some new photos to post. The highlight of the week was getting to see a Burrowing Owl. A friend had spotted one a few miles west of Eldorado. He gave us directions and we drove down on Thursday to see if we could locate it. Sure, enough, it was where he said it would be. We had difficulty seeing him a first as he was behind a road culvert, just peeking his head over to see what we were up to. Here is my first image. Click on it and the following photos to see enlargements.
We stayed in the car, using it as a blind. I was only about twenty feet away. The owl eventually started exposing himself so I could get more photographs.
The last one may be my favorite, although I took many photographs, about one hundred. It was hard to resist.
Now for the other ‘stuff’. Back here in town, at Spring Creek Park. Again, we were out there early, with our coffee and burritos. This Orange-crowned Warbler was one of the first to make an appearance.
Then a Fox Sparrow.
Back down by the water, this Marsh Wren emerged from the reeds.
A few minutes later, the shy, elusive Common Yellowthroat decided to let himself be seen. It is such a cute little bird, only about three inches long.
That’s about it for the photos this week. You can buy prints and other merchandise featuring my photography here at FineArtAmerica. Or click the link under my Galleries in the right side of this page. I have added the photograph of the Burrowing Owl. Available in many of the gifts, including a nice coffee mug. Just click on the image you like, and a menu will appear with a list items for purchase. I would certainly appreciate your business. If you have any questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.