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2021 Shooting Day #4 – La Lomita Wildlife Photography Ranch

April 18, 2021
© Jim Miller – Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)

The day after our unsuccessful day at Cook’s Slough Nature Park, my shooting companion and I headed to spend the day with my good friend Pliny Mier at the blinds at La Lomita Wildlife Photography Ranch on the east end of Uvalde.

Going to La Lomita is another nearly annual treat for me. I think the only year that I missed was my first year in Colorado, but I had three or four visits the year before so things all balanced out. I was supposed to be out for the grand opening weekend, but life is what happens when we are busy making other plans.

As usual, a day at the ranch did not disappoint. The diffused morning light was very pleasant and the birds were very active. After a quick break at mid-day and our usual visit to Oasis Outback BBQ & Grill for lunch, we headed back out for a very productive afternoon session.

It was a narrower species spread than I had experienced last year–only 10 species over the course of the day. But what was there was outstanding.

The Green Jays put on quite a show in the morning and the afternoon. The Cardinals were exceptional and numerous. And it was mighty fun to see the Olive Sparrows again in the afternoon.

As usual, it was an outstanding day of photography and a great chance to catch up with Pliny. Can’t wait until next year so we can do it again.

About the image:
Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)
Uvalde County, Texas – March 2021
Canon 7D Mark II, Tamron 150-600 (Gen 1)
Tripod w/Wimberley gimbal head
ISO 400, 1/320 at f/8 – No Flash

Portfolio Image #1046
Image Size in Portfolio: 4012×3209

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 18, 2021 7:28 pm

    So very beautiful.

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