“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and — most of all — love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ~ Pele
A change in school situation squashed our plans for more family travel this year. We still managed, however, to go to a few new places before the juggling of four-kids-in-three-schools took over.
The Big Bend outing got us started in high fashion with a whole host of new species for the year, not to mention the handful of Lifers (ones we’d never seen before). Its doubtful we’d have finished as strong for the year without that trip!
For the most part, we stuck to places within a couple hours from home — hugging the Houston boundary — to better manage time and money. Wishing and achieving are indeed two separate things, so a more purposeful ‘Birding Big Year’ will just have to wait at liiiiitle longer. (Maybe when the kids leave the house.)
Enjoy these favorite photos of those beautiful birds we went out to get for 2016, including the posts that go with them (in case you missed them the first go ’round).
As usual — and barring extra time for post-processing — all photos are untouched and are presented as un-cropped JPG’s straight from the camera/big lens combo.
Enjoy the world around you, and get outside!
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