I am a patient boy. I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait.
It's almost here. New birds. Different birds. Almost. I can fucking taste it. I heard my first Golden-cheeked the other day. I didn't see it; it was just a taste, and it left me wanting more.
|Despite having seen way more Gambel's Quail in my life than I should for someone living in central Texas, this is the first picture of one I've taken that I like.|
|Gray Flycatcher, an unexceptional empid. Are any ABA breeding empids exceptional, with the exception of Buff-breasted Flycatcher?|
|Every once in a while, you stumble across a Sharp-shinned Hawk eating the shit out of something. These are good days.|
|Ring-billed Gulls are often not appreciated because they are on the wrong side of the 1000:1 ratio of gulls you are looking for. But when you can't find the 1, these dapper fuckers are what you are left to deal with.|
|Brown Pelicans are not often considered sexy, perhaps because they are often not sporting the bright red "plowing" pouch.|
|Laughing Gull; another under-appreciated bird, at least on the central and eastern coasts.|
|This Little Blue Heron was the most confiding of its kind that I've ever encountered.|
|I'm pretty sure that I've photographed this same Osprey on at least 20 other occasions. Always the same, when I'm waiting for something more interesting to turn up. That said, it's still a welcome sight.|