It has been 7 months since my last journal entry. I have been out and about but not like before. Spending time at White Rock is important to me so I am making time to get back to the lake. Seven months.
Here are a few photos from today at White Rock Lake.
I was able to visit White Rock Lake twice on Friday (3/3/17). It was such a beautiful sunny day that I couldn’t resist taking two hours just for myself Friday morning. I rarely do that so it was a special treat. I might need to do that more often. I ran into JR and we talked a little about camera lenses while keeping an eye out for birds at Sunset Bay. Some of these photos are from my morning visit and some from my afternoon visit. I’m writing this on Saturday morning and I haven’t made it out yet. It is cloudy so I may not make it today. We’ll see…
The forecast said Saturday (2/25/17) was going to be a beautiful day and it sure did turn out to be that way. I started at 7:30am at Boy Scout Hill and worked my way during the next 4 hours to Sunset Bay. Here are some photos from my morning. The last three photos are from the afternoon. I made it back for about 30 minutes as the sun went down. Great way to start and end the day!
I spent a little over an hour at the lake today. I wasn’t dressed appropriately. The wind seemed to get stronger as the time passed so I left a little earlier than I had planned. The pelicans were very active today. Here are a few photos:
Here are a few photos of White Rock Lake from January 2017. I picked a few of my favorites to share.
It was windy and cold at White Rock Lake today. I dressed appropriately but I just can’t seem to find a way to keep my hands warm. I can stay out only as long as I can take my freezing fingers. I started and ended the day at Sunset Bay today. I visited a few other places around the lake in between.
I stayed out a little longer than I might otherwise have mainly because I was using my new Tamron 150-600 for the first time. I really like it but I may have to join a gym to build some muscles in my arms. I definitely gave myself a workout by sticking with that lense throughout the day. I was tempted to change to the 16-300 but I challenged myself to keep going. So, here are a few photos from today.
I had a great trip to Big Bend National Park during the first week of January. I would love to go back in the spring. With as many birds as I saw during this winter trip, I can just imagine what I would see during the spring season.
Below are some of the photos from the trip. Almost all of them were taken on the trails within the Chisos Mountains. We didn’t make it to the Rio Grande on this trip. That leaves something to look forward to for next time.
I enjoy photographing the pelicans at White Rock Lake. I know that I have taken more photos that I can share so I am dedicating this entry to some of my favorite pelican photos to date. They were all taken on the same day, December 24th, at T&P Hill. A special thanks to Jim Hogan for sending me a message and letting me know they were at this location. I know that as the new year begins, there will be many more pelican photos because the next one just might be my next favorite.