Two New Bird Visitors


Doing a little photo shooting at San Angelo State Park this morning, I spotted and photographed these two migratory visitors.  One is a Gray Catbird, a lifer for me, and the other is a MacGillivray’s Warbler, which I haven’t seen one for a couple of years.

  • Gray Catbird
  • Canon 7d
  • Canon 100-400 zoom lens
  • 1/2500 sec. @ f5.6  EV -1/3  ISO 2000
  • Shutter Priority
  • Partial metering

  • MacGillivray’s Warbler
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 500mm lens w/1.4 teleconverter
  • 1/1250 sec. @f10 EV +1/3  ISO 2000
  • Aperture Priority
  • Partial metering

Maybe they will stay around long enough for me to get some more photographs.  Click on either image to see an enlargement.

Need Bird Identification


Hi Birders.

Bill Yeates sent me this photo that he took at South Llano State Park and is wondering what it was.  I am not too sure, so I thought I would post it here.  I thank Bill for sending it.  He also sent the

Can you identify this??

lower photo of a Gray Catbird that I will show also.  Nice shooting Bill.  As for the first one, Jim Miller thought it was possibly an Eastern Phoebe.   That family of flycatchers is still a little confusing to me, so I am not going to stick my neck out.  What say??  Can anyone have an answer??

Gray Catbird