A new (May)day dawns.


I have been doing a lot of thinking since my last post, considering what kind of changes I can make to keep my Texas Tweeties blog interesting.  Also since that post, I have acquired over one hundred new subscribers.  Of course, that shows me that I might not need to make major changes at all.  However, one thing I might do, is to sometimes touch on stories of my past, and I do have many.  For example, how many of you knew that I tried to be a piano tuner once?  Or an award winning paper boy? (Some great stories on that one.)  Just a couple of the things from my mysterious past.

Of course, my blog title of Texas Tweeties, is in line with my photography of birds.  A friend of mine chose that name for me.  However, it has nothing to do with Twitter and those kind of tweets.  You might say that I have been tweeting long before our president started tweeting.  I had considered once to change that title, but it caused too much of an uproard among my readers, so Texas Tweeties shall remain thy name.

Another major change is that I don’t do my own printing anymore.  My aging, but excellent Epson printer is giving me problems.  It has served me well the past few years, but I just can’t afford to replace it.  But not to worry, you can go to my FineArtAmerica site and order my work in any size you desire.  You also have the option of different types of paper, mats and framing.  You can also order coffee mugs and other home decor featuring my photographs.  Just go to this link FineArtAmerica, click the image you are interested in.  Drop-down menus will show sizes and prices.  You can order direct.

Oh, yes, before I forget about it, I have been feeling better. Not 100%, but getting there.  I am getting head movement therapy at the West Texas Rehab Center.  Hopefully my bouts of dizziness will subside.  But with feeling better, Ann and I got out a little in the past few days and got a few photographs.  My highlight was spotting this Common Yellowthroat.  They are very shy little birds.  They hang out in dense brush mostly.  You can hear them before you see them, or maybe never see them.  It can be very frustrating.  However, this one made an appearance for a few minutes, giving me ample time to get several exposures.

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Common Yellowthroat

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Common Yellowthroat

Also, while driving around the parks near Lake Nasworthy, we spotted this Great Egret in her breeding colors.

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Great Egret in breeding plumage.

Well, that is all for this post.  I’ll be back in a few days with more exciting stuff.

Happy Birding!!

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13 thoughts on “A new (May)day dawns.

  1. Well, Bob, as you might have noticed, I have not been to my email in a while. So I am working backward in your posts. The birds are beautiful on this post. Vivid green and yellow!! Both worth the wait and work. Glad you are feeling better…it takes time for that nasty stuff to stablelize. And just in case I have not mentioned it lately, your blog is the best one I follow. Not only because of the birds, but also because of you and your many interests and experiences. Please keep it up as long as you can. hugs

  2. Hello Bob,
    Would it be possible for you to put our Cooper’s Hawk on the Fine Art America site? I’d love to surprise Alex with a coffee mug featuring Mrs. Cooper. She’s still on the nest. Should be having babies soon. Best regards, Sylvia

    • Yes, consider it done. It should show on the site by this afternoon. If not check back tomorrow. It sometimes takes up to 24 hours for it to appear. Thank you.

  3. Wow! Your photo of the Common Yellow Throat is gorgeous! Your photo of the Great Egret is also an award winner. It’s good news to hear you are doing better, Bob.

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