The forecast for yesterday was cloudy with an 80% chance of rain. Well, for me that meant there was a 20% chance that it wouldn’t rain. Ann and I ate breakfast and it hadn’t started to rain yet, so we were thinking that maybe we were home free. We decided to head out. On the way, we saw some ducks in a pond behind a nearby Firestone store. We saw Green-winged Teals and Northern Pintails there.
We had not been to San Angelo State Park in several days so we decided to go to the the bird blind there. We were hoping to see a Spotted Towhee that had been reported there. It would be an addition to our 2015 Big Year list. We were not disappointed as it did make an appearance, and the other bird species were quite active, considering the oncoming cold front. We were able to see many other species. We were not so lucky in seeing a Verdin, that also had been reported earlier. With the skies being heavily clouded the light was somewhat low. However I was able to come away with these images.
Shortly after that final photo was captured, it started to rain. We skedaddled out of there. We were happy to head home, as I felt we had come away with some nice images and we added two more to our 2015 Big Year list; Spotted Towhee and Northern Pintail. We are now at 86, with “only” 124 to go to make our goal of 210 by December 31. Should be a piece of cake. Right? Yeah, right. Stay tuned…… 🙂