December 15, 2013 Falcon Lake, Texas

Roadrunner portrait
Roadrunner portrait

Moved the blind to a new location this morning to try and get a better background, but that didn’t work out so well as the sun angle turned out to be wrong and the birds didn’t come. Moved back to the old position in the afternoon.

As always, click on any image for a larger, sharper version.

Green jay
Green jay
Northern cardinal
Northern cardinal
Roadrunner
Roadrunner

Spent 5 or 6 hours in the blind today, nice variety of birds after moving back to my previous location, quite a bit of action, including a quick passby by a roadrunner.

Green jay
Green jay
Brown thrasher acrobatics
Brown thrasher acrobatics

Pleasant way to spend a nice sunny day, relaxing in my rocking chair inside the blind, reading my Kindle whenever the bird action slows down.

White winged dove
White winged dove
Inca dove
Inca dove
Eurasian collared dove
Eurasian collared dove

Three different types of doves showed up today.

Curve-billed thrasher
Curve-billed thrasher
Green jay
Green jay
Green jay
Green jay
Eurasian collared dove
Eurasian collared dove
PB&J breakfast for a green jay
PB&J breakfast for a green jay

Along with the usual cast  of characters.

Northern cardinal
Northern cardinal
Roadrunner
Roadrunner
Northern cardinal
Northern cardinal

 

 

 

 

 

Green jay
Green jay
Green jay
Green jay
Green jay
Green jay

 

 

 

 

 

Green jay
Green jay
Curve-billed thrasher
Curve-billed thrasher

 

 

 

 

 

Female great tailed grackle
Female great tailed grackle
Mystery ( to me ) bird
Mystery ( to me ) bird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 10, 2013 Falcon Lake, Texas

Brown thrasher
Brown thrasher

This morning started to show some signs of the overcast skies breaking a little and the forecast called for it to warm up a little, so, seeing that my feeder setup was attracting some attention, I guess today would be a good day to start getting serious about getting some decent bird shots. For the first time on this trip, today I will set up the photo blind!

My bird photo studio
My bird photo studio

 

 

The blind allows me to get closer to these small birds than I otherwise could and also gets me closer to the ground resulting a in a better perspective than when shooting from a standing position, kind of getting down to their level.

 

 

As always, click on any image for a larger, sharper version.

 

Pyrrhuloxia
Pyrrhuloxia
Mockingbird
Mockingbird

 

 

 

 

 

Prryhuloxia portrait
Prryhuloxia portrait
Brown thrasher portrait
Brown thrasher portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Javelinas
Here comes trouble
Prryhuloxia
Prryhuloxia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green jay
Green jay
Pyrrhuloxia
Pyrrhuloxia
Green jay
Green jay
Prryhuloxia
Prryhuloxia

 

 

 

 

 

Green jay
Green jay
Prryhuloxia female
Prryhuloxia female
Prryhuloxia
Prryhuloxia