Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More Texas Big Sit Highlights

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Here are some other avian highlights. I'll be brief today since Blogger is still playing a tattoo on my ability to upload photos (or fix typos). Besides, isn't it wordless Wednesday?

On South Padre Island in spring you see lot of trees and shrubs with several birds in them. This tepeguaje has three orioles in it—at least.

The indigo buntings were dropping into the bushes in twos and threes.

Hundreds of dickcissels passed through during the night and day. These three paused for a photo.

This great-tailed grackle gave me the creeps. Wonder why?

The oranges we put out proved irresistible to this male Baltimore oriole.

Looking out onto the bay we saw an ever-changing cast of birds.

I can never resist the chance to take photos of ruby-throated hummingbirds.


On May 1, 2008 at 2:24 PM Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Your oriole is doing the big splits for the big sit!

On May 1, 2008 at 3:45 PM Trixie said...

That is one limber oriole!

On May 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM Eve said...

What a thrill...wish I was there!

On May 1, 2008 at 10:46 PM Anonymous said...

Love the oriole, looks ready for Peking Olympics.
Very nice book review on the Young Birders Guide in current "Birder's World" magazine received yesterday, congratulations.
Caroline in South Dakota

On May 2, 2008 at 6:32 AM Jayne said...

LOLOLOL at that Oriole's acrobatics! Some beautiful birds for sure. Love those dickcissels!

On May 3, 2008 at 12:22 AM Seabrooke said...

I *love* that photo of the oriole. The grackle's pretty good, too. Those are the sorts of moments that take great patience and a bit of luck to catch on "film".

On May 3, 2008 at 4:35 PM Mel said...

Great Oriole :)
I tried to comment on your recent posts but blogger got mad at me too and showed a few errors. I'll try later this weekend, hopefully it will be ok by then.

On May 3, 2008 at 10:55 PM Mary said...

Bill! These are fabulous! That Baltimore Oriole is very athletic, don't ya think?


On May 3, 2008 at 10:57 PM Mary said...

Oops. I tried to comment on your Friday May 2 post... Blogger wouldn't allow.

NASTY BLOGGER! I feel your pain. Hope it ends soon.

On May 4, 2008 at 1:16 PM Born Again Bird Watcher said...

Superb Dicksissel trio!

On May 4, 2008 at 1:18 PM Born Again Bird Watcher said...

Sorry - I meant "Dickcissel." I always spell that one incorrectly.

On May 4, 2008 at 9:33 PM Holly said...

Wow! Just came across your blog. AMAZING pictures. Seeing your pictures gives me something to strive for in bird photography. Keep up the great work! Thanks.