The weather is continuing to be warm, read very warm, and the birds continue to be stressed and they keep to themselves hidden somewhere in the trees and landscape. However, that doesn’t stop Ann and I from getting out a couple of hours each morning. Although not getting many images, I have lucked out and got a few nice ones. Here is a collection, mostly from the past several months that I believe that I may not have ever posted here. Some may be even older. My Facebook readers will probably recognize many of them. If you can, PLEASE view this on a computer. That way if you click on any image, you can see some very beautiful enlargements.
This Painted Bunting we found at an old mudhole that was on the verge of drying up. If I were to go there this morning, I am sure it would be dry. Anyway, I think this is one of my favorite photos of this bird, and I think it is a great start to this blog post.
This Greater Roadrunner that I photographed yesterday at San Angelo State Park ranks as one of my best of that species. I love the way the light enhanced the various colors of the feathers.
Since I have been spending more time in the house, I have been at the computer going through images from the past few months, that I hadn’t edited or sorted. This Pyrrhuloxia was photographed in the early morning light of July 21 of this year.
We came across this Greater Roadrunner one day at San Angelo State Park. He was so close to me that I opted to get a portrait of him. I found it quite interesting.
I never pass up a chance to photograph these tiny Vermilion Flycatchers
In the birding community, the females don’t usually get their due. The female Grosbeak, in my opinion is a beautiful bird as you might agree.
One of the cutest birds that I know of, is the Black-crested Titmouse. But they also are very feisty and you don’t like to be messed with.
At the Hummer House down near Christoval, Texas I as enjoying photographing the many, many hummgbirds there. I thought this image moved the cute meter up a notch.
Of all of my Great Horned Owl photos, I rank this image as one of my personal favorites. I try to photograph this species at every opportunity.
This photo would fool you. As a juvenile Curve-billed Thrasher, it has neither the curved bill nor the orange eye of the adult.
Another bird that is difficult photograph is the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. To happen to catch one with the red crown showing is a bonus.
Another one with the same degree of difficulty is the cute little Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
When I was much younger and not at all interested in birds of any kind, I used to think that all the little ones were sparrows. The medium size up was all pigeons. The really big birds. think large and XX large, were all eagles. Then the ones on water were all ducks. But now that I am getting more educated in the avian species, boy, am I ever getting surprised. I have found that there are over fifty different species of sparrows alone. Wow! Holey-moly, Batgirl!! Who’da thought! Well, this Grasshopper Sparrow is one of the more unusual ones.
I think that will be all for this post. I hope you have enjoyed reading and seeing the photographs.
’til next time,