What's Up With This?

I don't get it. I wish I knew what was happening...

Wade Grassedonio... owner of the River Ranch, fellow competitor, and dear friend... and I were talking yesterday about birds. Go figure! But seriously, we're just not seeing some of the avian species that have ALWAYS been on the ranch. I'm talking pretty common birds...nothing even close to exotic.

Interestingly enough, we both feel we are doing well to date in the 2017 Wildlife In Focus photography contest. We're seeing birds...lots of birds. Just not some of the species that are usually EASY to get LOTS of images. Not this year. 

It does appear a lot of things are happening later this year. We've created calendars of when we  can expect certain species to be prevalent on the ranch. These data cover probably the last six years. It's just not working out right now. Maybe today...

OK...This competition is about a LOT more than just birds. I'm planning to keep at it... take what the good Lord gives me... and just do the very best I can. 

We'll see...

Male Red-winged Blackbird  Refugio County, TX