There is a pretty bird that resides out here in west Texas that really gets your attention, both in appearance and the name. I am talking about the Pyrrhuloxia. It is pronounced Pi-ro-lox’-ia. I posted a photo in my previous post, and now I have another that I captured yesterday morning. It is one of my favorite birds to photograph.
We were at Spring Creek Park near Lake Nasworthy, when it was spotted. While we were there I also captured this image of another Ruby-crowned Kinglet. If you look close you can see a bit of the red crown peeking through. They are feisty little birds and I love the challenge of photographing them.
Cruising through the park again, we had to check out a large live oak tree. There is a Great Horned Owl that likes to roost in it. He not there all the time, but it pays to check it out on a regular basis. This day, he was there. This time he was barely visible. I circled the tree for the best vantage for an open shot. This image below was the best. Any other position his face was hidden.
It was a bit on the cool side and the wind, though not very strong, was out of the Northwest. I guess it kept most of the birds down in the shelter of the grasses. But, I feel I had a good session, if I could come away with a good photo or two.
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