Categories: Birds

Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird –  Mountain Bluebird on a perch near Phantom Lake in Yellowstone National Park.  These beautiful birds can be seen all summer long in the Greater Yellowstone Eco-system.  While they are somewhat shy and easily flushed when approached, good photographs can be made by watching where they tend to perch and then setting up …

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Green Heron 2

Green Heron 2 – Green Heron stalking through a pond at Spring Lake, part of Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Texas.

Green Heron

Green Heron – Looking for breakfast in Spring Lake at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Texas. This spring is on the campus of Texas State University.  Over the years it has been home to many attractions.  In recent decades there has been a great effort to restore it to how it was before man’s intervention.  …

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Dark-eyed Junco Up Close

Dark-eyed Junco Up Close –  This Junco was preened and ready for whatever comes next near Indian Creek Campground in Yellowstone National Park.  On a morning walk, I found this Dark-eyed Junco taking a bath in a puddle of water.  Eventually, it flew into a tree and began the tedious process of preening.  When I …

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Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco – preened and ready for whatever comes next near Indian Creek Campground in Yellowstone National Park. On a morning walk, I found this Dark-eyed Junco taking a bath in a puddle of water. Eventually, it flew into a tree and began the tedious process of preening. When I made this photograph while the …

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2011-05-14 Painted Bunting at Balcones Canyonlands NWR DSC_0035

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting – Painted Bunting at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.  While volunteering at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge we were treated to a variety of birds at our site.  I used the motorhome as a photo blind making photographs out the partially open window.

2011 05 14 A curious House Finch at Balcones Canyonlands NWR, TX

Curious House Finch

Curious House Finch – Curious House Finch at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.  This was another of our frequent visitors to our photo blind courtesy of the motorhome.

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager –  During our volunteer time at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in Central Texas, we were fortunate to have an RV sight with a wonderful tree that attracted a variety of birds.  This Summer Tanager was just one of many birds who frequented our tree.

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner – Greater Roadrunner in Big Bend National Park bringing home dinner.  One of the many species of birds in the park.  While on a visit to Big Bend National Park with friends, we did a lot of birdwatching and a good bit of hiking.  It was also a time for good friends to …

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – This is a common spring and summer bird in Central Texas. What isn’t so common as far as this photographer is concerned is getting a quality photograph of the bird in flight.  Try as I might, they seem to always make a hard turn just as I am snapping the photo during …

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