In my previous post I mentioned that it was the seven year anniversary of this blog. After much soul-searching, horn-blowing, champagne-drinkin’ and general partying, I have decided to go for another year. Or at least make it until my 1000th post, which this one is my 927th. Or which comes first. We will whoop it up then and make another decision if need be.
The birding is still a bit slow, considering the time of the year. I guess it is because of the continuing high temperatures here in San Angelo. I think the summer birds got tired of the heat and left town. Their replacements, the fall and winter birds, decided to delay their visit because it is still darned hot here.
But, we still get out several days a week, hoping to get to see something new or get good photos of any hangers-on. Here are a few recent images that I am proud of. I was using my Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Lens was my Tamron 150-600mm. I will begin to try to put my exposure data under each photo. It is something new that I thought I would try. Several of my readers say that they would like to know how I shoot my photographs.
We stopped near a shrubby area at the Isabelle Harte Multi-use area of San Angelo State Park. We spotted some bird activity within, and after waiting a few minutes, this Yellow Warbler came out of the branches into view. It was early in the morning, and the bird was backlit, thus the reason of the one stop EV adjustment.
This bobwhite was about 30 yards away, partially backlit and shaded by some tree branches.
This Vermilion Flycatcher was high atop a tree branch, pretty far off, but my Tamron 150-600 long lens helped me out.
There are still several Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in San Angelo State Park. Most of them we have found lately are the short-tailed juveniles, but we did come upon this adult. One of my favorite birds.
This morning we heard, before we saw it, this Cactus Wren. Very rare for me to get so close to one. Another one that was heavily backlit by the morning sun.
I hope you enjoy my post today. I would love to hear your questions or comments, so let’s hear what you have to say.