Friday, September 10, 2010


Still alive and kicking in this neck of the woods.  The season of bird blinds opening up in my home away from home in Ohio starts in about a month.  I will be doing a report or two from Possum Creek Metropark and Spring Valley Wildlife Area as the calendar moves to October and the blinds start to open up.

Further along on the calendar, my time in Ohio will end towards the tail-end of March.  Hopefully by the first or second week in April I will be back in Texas (this time for good) and these reports will occur with much greater regularity.

In spite of not having any blinds to shoot out of, my life list has grown this summer.  I've added the Eastern King, Cedar Waxwing, and Red-bellied Woodpecker to my list.  That life list sits at 80 birds, but I know there is likely another 10-15 that are in my pictures that I just haven't recorded, to include a significant number of shorebirds from a workshop I attended a couple of years back and some shots from my time in Iceland.

Also on the horizon is another blog that I will be participating in to ensure that I am staying within the defined lanes of the other two blogs that I write for.  My vision is that this blog will only be news from the various blinds in Texas and my personal and shared blind reports, keeping other things photographic out of it.  Of course, where there is crossover I will probably post in both places or say, "Hey, I wrote about blah blah blah over at the other blog," or "A shot I made from one of the blinds is now available for sale.  More info over at the other blog."

So stay tuned...more good news on the way...

Image:  Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), Siebenthaler Fen, Beavercreek, Ohio, © Jim Miller

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