The San Angelo State Park has been our most productive area in the past couple of weeks of birding. Here are a few of my most recent images.
This Merlin was really nice to pose for me for several images. When we spotted it, an American Kestrel was sitting on the same branch. Upon spotting us, the kestrel immediately flew off. The Merlin was in the act of finishing a meal, and from the looks of a yellow claw that we saw him devour, I suspect he had just finished off another kestrel. This turned out to me one of my best photos of this species……..if I do say so myself.
A Curve-billed Thrasher, perched in a tree. It was a chill morning for this one, and he didn’t feel like moving.
The cooler weather didn’t bother this American White Pelican. Usually they are out more in the middle of the lake, but this one was a bit closer, making for a nice photograph.
Mourning Doves are very plentiful in the park, and I usually pass them by because they are so common, but I decided that this one deserved to be seen.
This Cactus Wren seemed to be working on it’s nearby nest.
In one area of the park, there is what we have named our ‘warbler bush’. It seems that we can always see a warbler, kinglet or some other small bird there. We just need to park and watch patiently. This time we were not disappointed and saw many of these Orange-crowned Warblers.
It is always nice to see a Pyrrhuloxia. Locals that can’t pronounce the name, simply call it the desert cardinal.
Click on my “Gallery” button at the top of this page to see more photos, and information for purchase. I add more images frequently, so keep checking. I hope you enjoyed these and would love any comments that you wish to make. Also refer to my last post if you are interested in purchasing one of my 2018 calendars.