One of my goals for 2016 is to work on improving my bird photography. I can't claim any outstanding shots of birds in 2015, which is one of the reasons I know I need to improve! The birds were there; I just didn't always capture them with my camera.
Nevertheless, good or bad, here are some of my favorite pictures that I featured in the blog throughout the year.
|A regular visitor to the backyard in January was this Cooper's Hawk.|
|I photographed this Common Gallinule on a trip to Brazos Bend State Park in February.|
|By March, the American Goldfinches were beginning to get their new feathers, changing into their colorful courting duds.|
|In April, the first of the Baltimore Orioles showed up.|
|The Northern Mockingbird is always here, in May and throughout the year, the sentinel of the backyard.|
|A female Eastern Bluebird checking on her chicks in June.|
|Another permanent resident, the Blue Jay, in July.|
|By August, the first of the fall migrants were coming through. This Black-throated Green Warbler was one of them.|
|We had a constant stream of warblers, including this Wilson's, passing through the yard in September.|
|Wild Turkeys photographed in a previous October in Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.|
|Of course, House Sparrows are ubiquitous in November and every other month.|
|And in December, I featured this picture of a Red-breasted Merganser that I had photographed in the waters off of Corpus Christi in the previous March.|