This was one of many Crested Caracara from the Rio Grande Valley, or RGV. No wonder this place is a birding and bird photography hotspot.
I’m now done with my first day of shooting at the Cozad’s Ranch near Edinburg, Texas. I’ve had great luck today with Roadrunner, Pyrrhuloxia, Green Jays, Great Kiskadee, and Least Grebes. Tomorrow I’m hoping to photograph some Harris’ Hawk and Crested Caracara.
Here’s an image of a Least Grebe that I made this evening. There is a pair on the pond by the Cozad’s home. They were very cooperative and relatively easy to photograph.
Sorry for the lack of recent updates. I haven’t had any chances to get on the computer. Today is my third and final day of photographing at John and Audrey Martin’s Javelina Ranch, and it has been absolutely awesome. I greatly underestimated the biodiversity of this area. I don’t have too long, as I’m heading out for my evening shoot. I have a lot more to say, and I’ll post again in a day or two.
Here’s a Sharp-Shinned Hawk that landed on a perch I set up next to a permanent blind on the Javelina Ranch.