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Sometimes, I get so busy with other things, that I forget to use my wildlife lens. I spend most of my time shooting sports, families and seniors, and that lens gets left in the closet. Well….today it had too much dust on it. It was time to get it out into the field.

So, a quick trip to Connemara was the way I chose to start this day. I woke up early, packed my camera bag, grabbed a bottle of water and headed out. I had hoped to be there by about 7:00 in the morning, well before the heat, but I overslept a little and didn’t make it until later in the morning around 8:00.

It was such a nice morning at Connemara. I slowly made my way to the meadow, taking several pictures as I hiked along. Once I made it to the meadow, it was like entering into another world. It is a wide open space right in the middle of Allen. Amazing! It makes me feel like I’m on a mini-vacation every time I visit.

So many feathered friends to see, but the most exciting was the Hawk flying overhead. I was only able to get a few shots, because he spent most of his time out of my camera’s reach, but they are fascinating to watch. There were two hawks today, and I watched them for quite some time.

Then I headed to the back of the meadow, where I saw so many fun, feathered friends. The Cardinals were striking poses for me all over the place, as well as the Robins. I saw a few other friends, but most of them were not in the mood to pose. It’s still fun to hike around the meadow to watch the butterflies, dragonflies, and all the birds flying around going about their business.

Scissor-tailed flycatchers are one of my favorites, and this morning I was able to watch a momma feeding one of her babies. It was so sweet. Check out the picture in the slideshow above – you can see the insect the momma bird just fed him still hanging out of his mouth!!

If you haven’t been there yet, I highly recommend it. Try to go in the morning though, because the tiny breeze is not enough to beat this Texas heat. Have fun, and let me know what you see! Until next time…

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