After yesterdays amazing pics by guest photographers, todays are well....pretty terrible. In fact they will probably remind you of the blurry Big Foot shot taken back in the 1970's:)
|I'm wearing my Mancapris and this pic reminded me that I need a haircut. There is no product in it whatsoever.|
Birding took a backseat because of life and chores. Photography was placed on hold. Just too much to do, but I made myself schedule the weekend so that I could get my birding and exercise in. I began watering plants around El Presidio when I heard the unmistakable sounds of thousands of bees behind me. An old rotted beam was sagging and I saw the signs. The rain and water must have disturbed a hive. It was the most dangerous thing I've seen on the grounds this year! Residents should know that someone will be in tomorrow morning to remedy the situation. I don't know enough about bees, but the swarm felt African and I stayed my distance. If you saw the intense cloud of bees, you would have been scared as well.
|Black Neck Stilts and American Avocet|
I've never seen so many seabirds at Sweetwater. Ever! But the diamond among them all? The Phalaropes. I didn't have to be a genious to figure out which pond area the Phalaropes were at because A LOT of birders were there. My telephoto lens.....home:( But I do have blurry evidence that I saw these two birds and it was exciting. People strained their eyes and toggled their binoculars to get a close up on these two movie stars. But most did not succeed. And I will admit this now. I never saw them until after I got home. I know I know....how lame am I? Which begs the question....Does it count on your bird list if you accidentally get them in the photo? Curious to hear what you all think about that one:)