Block Creek Natural Area

Three weeks after the FeatherFest trip, I was at the Block Creek Natural Area with five photographers to “focus” on several species.   As you will see, they seemed most impressed by the wild turkeys, hawks and hummingbirds.

All the following shots were made by the group and I think it’s an impressive collection.

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Three images by Barbara Pickthall:

Black-chinned Hummingbird feeding at thistle flower.
Male Eastern Bluebird flying to nest box.
Strutting Wild Turkey gobblers.

Two images by Larry Urquhart:

Male Black-chinned Hummingbird feeding.

Black-chinned Hummingbirds feeding at Prickly Pear Cactus blooms.

Four photos by Jack Emsoff:

Wild Turkey gobbler strutting.
Getting the red-tailed hawk closeup.
Harris’s Hawk landing.
Black-chinned Hummingbirds feeding at Prickly Pear Cactus blooms.

Two photos by Tom Pickthall:

Painted Bunting male foraging.
Wild Turkey gobbler in wildflowers.

Kimberly Smith, our fifth photographer, wasn’t able to submit images for this newsletter, but some of her shots will be featured in a future newsletter on the Christmas Mountains Lucifer Hummingbird Photo Tour.

Way to go photographers.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.