Tag Archives: Texas

SBS:~Northern Cardinal~

Sheila’s Bird Shots:~Northern Cardinal~

Northern Cardinal (female) - 03-22-2013 ~Bad Hair Day~
Northern Cardinal (female) – 03-22-2013
~Bad Hair Day~
Northern Cardinal (male) - 03-22-2013 ~Sunlit~
Northern Cardinal (male) – 03-22-2013
~Sunlit~
Northern Cardinal (male) - 03-22-2013 ~Swinging~
Northern Cardinal (male) – 03-22-2013
~Swinging~
peaceful
Northern Cardinal (female) – 03-22-2013
~Peaceful~
Northern Cardinal (female) - 02/19/2012
Northern Cardinal (female) – 02/19/2012
~Hunting~
"Are you still there?"
“Are you still there?”
~Great, see you next time~

I went back to my archives, for these photos, of the Northern Cardinal. While camping at Stephen B. Austin State Park near Katy, Texas, earlier this year, we were entertained watching them swing on these vines. I can’t wait to see them again along our route heading south.

SBS: ~American Coot~

American Coot (4)
American Coot ~they are Beautiful~

 

Sheila’s Bird Shots: ~American Coot~

In early spring, of this year, we were returning home from our winter trip and we stopped at Balmorhea State Park for a couple of days. This state park is located in Balmorhea, Texas.

This little pond, in the state park, provided the perfect feeding area for these American Coots. The sun was setting, turning the pond’s surface to a beautiful “fire” color.

 

American Coot (3)
Swimming among the Reeds
American Coot (5)
Fiery Surface
American Coot (1)
Taking a Bite
American Coot (2)
American Coot
American Coot (6)
Beautiful Sunset Colors on the Pond

Click on the image for a clearer image.

SBS:~ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher~

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

These graceful birds are fun to watch!

Some dear friends of ours are currently traveling toward home, in their motorhome. They spent several days at Lake Whitney, TX and while there, they were entertained by six, comical Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. How exciting to see six at once. 

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Their funny story reminded me of some photos I took of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, back in April of 2012 at Caprock Canyon State Park. (Hope ya’ll enjoy these.)

Caprock Canyon State Park is located in Briscoe County, Texas, south of Amarillo.

It is known for its deep, colorful ravines and the fact that it is home to the official Bison Herd in the state of Texas.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher