Archives for March 2007

So Texas 3/28/2007

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While Moose was busy laughing so hard at my misfortune… I grabbed this image of a Tufted Titmouse. I’m found myself very enamored of this little guy…love that hairdo!

So Texas 3/28/2007

_lxl9599-copy.jpg So here we are sitting in our blind photographing birds when the radio crackles and Steve, our host for the day, calls to tell us he has a large rattlesnake cornered if we want to photograph it. Well, I think snakes are pretty cool but, I was not expecting a snake longer than me an bigger around than my calf. I had no qualms when photographing this beautiful creature but, when she slithered off into the brush and I watched her go, I was glad I had not encountered her on the trail.

So Texas 3/27/2007

The jynx has been broken. I came to So Texas with the goal of photographing the Crested Cara Cara. And the photo gods smiled upon me today. After spending several hours in a blind photographing Green Jays, Golden-fronted Woodpeckers and Northern Cardinlals just to name a few, suddenly without a sound there he was, perched like royalty just 50 feet away. I turned my lens upon him and managed to fire off a half a dozen clicks when something spooked him and off he flew. He never did return today but, the jynx has been broken and there is always tomorrow_lxl8682-copy.jpg. Check out Moose’s blog to see his images from today.

So Texas 3/27/2007

“If you build it, they will come.” How true that is. In the hot, So Texas climate, the birds flock to water. And this is true at the Weaver’s ranch where they have built ponds around their property to attract the various species of birds in the area. This Curved-billed Thrasher came to the water to drink and in the click of the shutter, I had captured both the bird and it’s reflection in the water. I just love those bright yellow eyes._lxl9055-copy.jpg