It has been eight years since I wrote my first post to this blog. My first article was posted in September of 2009. In that eight years, I have written 968 posts…..this one is number 969. Hopefully, I can reach the 1,000th soon. My blog has been viewed 222,164 times as of this writing, reaching readers in 168 countries.
Coincidentally, I also begin my 84th year on this planet, as today is my 83rd birthday. No applause, please. It is just another passing milestone. I am enjoying writing this now as much as I did when first started back in September of 2009. I never dreamed that I would get this far, but here I am.
Okay, enough about celebrating. Here are a few photos that I captured since my last post. I hope you enjoy.
This Belted Kingfisher was along the shoreline of Lake O. C. Fisher at San Angelo State Park.
I love photographing raptors, and this Cooper’s Hawk posed nicely for me in the trees.
The Great Kiskadees are back for another winter. They normally are out of range here in Tom Green County. However, 3 or 4 of them arrived a year ago and stayed all of last winter near Spring Creek Park. Now, here again on almost a year later exactly, we spotted three again. Perhaps the same as last year. I have no way of knowing with certainty.
During a drive around San Angelo State Park, this young armadillo showed off for us.
As I said, I love photographing raptors. This a juvenile Swainson’s Hawk.
How about an Osprey, another raptor.
Egyptian Geese are not on the official American Birding Association list. However, they are a strange looking bird.
Swainson’s Hawk, adult.
It is always a task, trying to photograph the tiny birds such as this Wilson’s Warbler, but very rewarding.
And who can resist these tiny, feisty American Kestrels. They are difficult to get in my viewfinder, as they move from one spot to another quickly.
Well, I guess that is about it for this post. I hope you enjoyed my photos. Now I believe I will celebrate my birthday the rest of the day. 🙂