Oakwood owl counting
pilgrims at the Stryx end gate,
"Whooo passes this night?"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rose-Throated Becard: 02/21/12

I am old and my plumbing is starting to fail - that is, I seldom pass up a chance to piss. I took these photos yesterday at Estero Llano Grande State Park on the way to the john. It is a female Rose-Throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae). I am being specific on the location and circumstances because people travel from all over the U.S. to try to catch a glimpse of this bird and cut a new notch in their life list. Many, many fail. I don't maintain a life list. Life ain't fair.



8 comments:

Jonny Hamachi said...

What a beauty.

No life lists in this household but we did see 22 birds of prey and inside 4 breweries the other day while tooling about.

Gunnar Berg said...

Rather see the breweries right now. It's beer:30 right now - with no hops. :-(

gabriel said...

your images are both nicer then my ibird pro 3 photographs!
The better side of not having a life list is that you can include google search to your virtual list.

Gunnar Berg said...

A really good photograph requires a cooperative bird. "Say cheese", cooperative. If I would have realized the import of the photos, I would have pursued it for more, and hopefully better, photographs.

jusvelos said...

bet your were excited looking thru your lens...very nine

Redwing said...

Becard Whisperer.

Redwing said...

Becard Whisperer...

Redwing said...

The Becard Whisperer...