Still Behind the Eight Ball!

Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck. –Orson Welles

House Wren, South Fork, Cave Creek Canyon, Arizona
House Wren, South Fork, Cave Creek Canyon, Arizona. After chasing this bird around through rocky stream beds and tangled forest with broken light for over an hour, I finally maneuvered closed enough for a shot. But it’s not a Brown-throated Wren–just the usual-old House Wren! Rats! Canon EOS 7DII/600mm f/4L IS (+1.4x TC). Natural light.

Regular readers will no doubt have noticed the precipitous decline in productivity as regards our outdoor adventures. Again, this is the furtherest thing from our desires. Lately life has been eating our lunch. On the latest trip to Arizona, for example, we headed out with high hopes of sunny days in the field, but . . . no! Lousy weather and a broken-down water treatment system guaranteed almost no time out photo-birding. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, though, as far as one of the nightmare projects that have been monopolizing all our time. Hopefully it’s not a train. We stand at the brink of the best of birding times along the Texas Gulf Coast. We have simply got to get out!

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