End of Another Year


It has been a hectic year for me.  That is the reason for the time lapse since my last post.  Health problems, three stays in the hospital, etc.  But all is well again, and I am looking forward to a great year in 2019.

That is not to say that I haven’t been trying to get out in the field to get photos.  I made several short forays to the local parks whenever I had the chance.  Here is a cute little Ruby-crowned Kinglet that I captured several weeks ago.  They are tiny, flighty birds that are continually on the move.  I was lucky to catch him with is red crown showing.

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

I also found the time to write another photo book.  It is titled “My World of Nature”.  a 54 page soft-cover edition, of some of my best work.book coverRegular price is 40.99 + shipping.  But for you, my readers, the price is 35.00 plus 7.00 shipping, a total of 42.00.  It is doing so well that I had to order a second shipment.  If you would like an autographed copy, e-mail me at bobzeller@pobox.com., for more information on how to get one.

I am not into making resolutions for the new year.  I usually forget about them by the morning after New Years Day.  But, since my health is back to normal, I am feeling rejuvenated.  I hope to get back to posting here on a more regular basis.

Another photo from a recent trip to San Angelo State Park.  A little Merlin.  I don’t know if he is tapping his foot, or leading an orchestra.

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Friendly Merlin

That’s all for this post.  I wish all of you readers that are still with me, a very Happy New Year.

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22 thoughts on “End of Another Year

  1. Hi Bob, It’s really good to hear from you again. I miss your great photos and interesting stories. Let me wish you Happy New Year for you and Ann. May G-d keep you healthy and the new year bring you prosperity and happiness. 🙂

  2. Dear Bob,  Sorry to hear about the health problems but in spite of that,  you give us so many blessings of beautiful shots of rare and common birds that we rarely look at so closely.  And we are SO appreciative!!!      ..I enjoy your posts SO much.   This ruby-crowned kinglet is GORGEOUS, and he’s somebody I’ve never heard of!  Thank you so MUCH for every post you’ve sent, and please thank your wife, I believe you said she is usually with you also.     You are both dear to go to the trouble to find the birds and TAKE these photos, but to also take the  time to share them with your many friends online…Bless you!    It’s a wonderful gift we are receiving! Many blessings Shay Tindall DeVos  from Fredericksburg/ Mason (formerly from San Angelo) 

    • Well, my health problems are behind me and now I can get back to doing what I love to do. It is wonderful to hear from you, and others, who care so much about my photography, Shay, I really appreciate all of your very kind words. They are nice to hear, as not everyone comments, so you are one of the extra special ones. But I love all of my readers, whoever they are. So again, thank you Shay.

  3. I was thrilled to see your post today. Alex and I are very glad you’re feeling better. We look forward to many lovely photos this year.
    Happy New Year to you and Ann.

  4. Oh Bob, it is so good to see a post from you! I have thought of you and Ann often while going through changes myself. Retirement found me in June after 17 years at a job I loved. I had ankle fusion a month later and am recovering nicely. Looking forward to spring and a photo romp or two. Glad you are healthy again and enjoyed the two birds of this post. Best wishes and hugs to you and Ann for a wonderful 2019. hugs, Beth

    • Thanks, Beth, it is so good to hear from you, too. My year had me with vertigo problems lasted me most of the year. That brought on depression, etc. then a couple of hospital stays with pneumonia, but all is well now. Happy New Year to you, too.

  5. So good to see you back, and I look forward to seeing more of your blogs and pics in 2019! Love the Ruby-crowned Kinglet picture!

  6. Hello Bob

    It was great to see your new post. I hope you and Ann are both doing well. It seems so long since I was sitting with you in the bird blind at San Angelo learning how to photograph birds that I can hardly remember it. However, I do remember everything you taught me and wanted to prove that by showing you the attached photo. This eagle shot was purchased by the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife for the month of July in their 2019 official state calendar. That was pretty exciting for me and I wanted to share it with you because you are a big part of it. Everything I know about photographing birds I learned from you and I want you to know how much I appreciate that.

    I’m praying for countless blessings of health and happiness for you and Ann in 2019 and look forward to new posts from you.

    Best wishes always

    Jim Cunningham ________________________________

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