Texas adventure day 3

On Monday we awoke to deary conditions and misting rain. We decided not to travel very far. We headed toward Bandera, Tx. but in Boerne we saw a sign for the Cibolo nature center. Located on Cibolo creek it offers some nice butterfly and bird habitat.

The first bird we encountered was in the parking lot. I have yet to identify it.While Beth went in the visitor center I watched the hummingbird feeder and caught this Black-chinned hummerI had to use manual exposure and my external flash to capture it as it was quite dark under the trees.

Out back they had many feeders and a bird bath.We rode into Bandera because the city park is on the Hill country birding tour. Beth got some good photos of a scissor Tail fly-catcher but my camera failed to write my photos to the card. There were many warblers and other birds in the overgrown fields but the rain kept us in the van. I did get a photo of this swift doing a mating flight.There were deer everywhere, even right in people’s yards.We decided to call it a day after having lunch at the Old Spanish Trail restaurant in Bandera. We planned to finish the Hill country birding trail in the next few days but a phone call from the VA hospital changed all that.


One Response to “Texas adventure day 3”

  1. bayouphoto Says:

    The yellow and black birds are Lesser Goldfinch

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