Okay, I might be rushing the season, but with the storm Saturday dropping an average of two inches and the temps dropping into the low nineties and even upper eighties, you can’t blame me for getting excited. And, right on time, a Yellow Warbler showed up at the bird blind in San Angelo State Park. I got this photo, which isn’t a very good one because it took me by surprise, and I had a camera in one hand and a breakfast burrito in the other. It didn’t stay around, so I didn’t get a second chance. It isn’t as sharp as I would like, but at least, you can tell what it is.
Because of the heat, birding was not very good. Still, during a few limited short trips out I did get a few images last week. Please click any image to see some very nice enlargements.
A trip to the Hummer House down near Christoval, netted me a couple good photos of a Black-chinned Hummingbird.
Back in San Angelo, we went to San Angelo State Park, early one morning. We stopped at the blind there first and this Curve-billed Thrasher obliged us by making a brief stop. The light was still a little low but I think my Canon 7D Mark II handled it nicely.
The following morning, we returned to to just take a meandering drive through all of the roads that interlace the park. It is great fun doing that, as we never know what we will come across.
There were still numerous Scissor-tailed Flycatchers hanging around. Because of the shorter tail, I believe this one is a young one.
Before heading home we saw this perched Common Nighthawk, not fully awake yet.
I guess that’s all for this post. I hope to get in more birding in the following days, now that the temperatures are more tolerable, both to me and the birds.
Oh, one more thing. I have my 2017 Calendars in now. More beautiful than before. Twenty bucks plus mailing will get you one. E-mail me at email@example.com if interested.
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