Since my last post I have been trying to catch up on springtime duties around the house. Mowing lawn, weeding, etc. So our birding outings have been limited, but we managed to get a few images to show for it.
We ventured out to the north portion of San Angelo State Park today for awhile. The Lewis’s Woodpecker has finally left, I believe. We haven’t seen him in over a week anyway. However, we did see 24 species of birds.
This next photo is unique. The prickly pear is growing from a mesquite tree limb. A bird probably dropped a piece or a seed from a cactus into the bark and it took root. Believe me, prickly pear will take root anywhere you want. Actually, you can just lay a piece on the ground, forget about it, and it will start growing on the spot.
The ground squirrel was photographed a couple of days ago at Middle Concho Park here in San Angelo, as was this image of a Ladder-backed Woodpecker.
Ann and I are getting antsy to travel again. So in two weeks we are heading back to the Big Bend country of far west Texas. We will visit Big Bend National Park and the surrounding area for about 3-4 days. We hope to again see this Common Blackhawk that I photographed a couple of years ago.
A rarity in Texas, it has again been seen in it’s favorite area in the Rio Grande Village RV Park. I think this is the fifth or sixth year that they have nested there, but not sure. I hope you enjoy the photo.
Okay, that’s it for now. Click on any image to see an enlargement.