Shooting was excellent in the morning blind. But, as the sun moved across the sky the light angle required a move to a second prepared blind which had a better sun angle. It is always nice to have birds more front-lit than from other directions, even though it may seem more creative. The compositional possibilities are improved with sun on the front side.
Here are a couple more of my favorites:
While certainly not unique to south Texas this Northern Cardinal made a nice image while taking a drink from the water feature at the blind. The Crested Caracara, below, is now a somewhat common sighting in the Rio Grand Valley. An opportunist, they will feed like vultures on carrion and other fare. They are rather difficult to approach, but from a blind it is possible to get frame-filling images.
Both images: Nikon D2Xs, 600mm f4 Nikkor super telephoto, Gitzo tripod with Kirk Cobra head.
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