Finally Into The Field
I finally broke my string of not getting into the field with a quick trip to South Llano River SP on Saturday. As always, the park was marvelous and the bird photography was outstanding.
I shot first in the Agarita blind, which is a departure from my norm. As long-time readers of this blog know, the Acorn blind is my blind of choice. But I felt like with the new year it was a chance to change up my shooting regimen so Agarita it was. I had wonderful luck with Black-throated Sparrows, Northern Cardinals, Black-crested Titmice, and a number of other birds.
After about two hours of shooting I did wander down to the Acorn blind and shot for about an hour. Most of the usual suspects were there, too. A set of Inca Doves that showed up towards the end of the shoot was probably the highlight of that blind.
Between the two locations I shot a little in excess of 700 images. Yes, I blew through my first 16Gb card and started into a 2nd. Not too shabby for a few hours of fun.
I also heard about a blind a little closer to home so I am likely going to venture there early next month as I try to keep this run of shooting going.
Sure felt good to be in the field. I need to do it more often.
About the Image:
My good buddy the Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) was very cooperative in the Agarita blind. This little guy and many other of his friends made for a great shooting experience. Standard gear was used as always. Camera settings were ISO 400, 1/80 sec at f/6.3.