Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass 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.


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