Last week in the texas hill country

I spent much of last week with 5 photographers at my annual Block Creek Natural Area Instructional Photo Tour near Comfort, Texas.  After arriving two days early, owner Larry Jay and I made a search for good wildflowers and wildlife in much of the ranch land to the north of Fredericksburg.  Even though it was rainy when we started the early part of our shoot was successful.  I even got some nice gray fox images to go with many bluebonnet shots.

The photography group arrived Wednesday and we spent three days working on hummingbirds, foxes, vermilion flycatchers, hawks, owls, painted buntings and more.  Everyone got the fox and most of the other critters.  As always, the accommodations, food and hospitality were wonderful and the wildlife was plentiful. 

I do this trip every spring, so save the April 22-25 for a trip with me next spring if this sounds appealing.  Contact me quickly as this one fills quickly.

Here are some photos from this spring’s trip:

Axis Deer on a central Texas ranch.
Scimitar-horned Oryx in spring pasture
Longhorn steer trotting across his pasture.

Hill Country Bluebonnets near Mason, Texas.

Wine Cups near Mason, Texas.
Texas Hill Country ranch road with bluebonnets
Spring cold front blowing in at Block Creek Natural Area.
Gray Fox climbing log
Black-chinned Hummingbird feeding at thistle flower.
House Finch perched in sunlight
Painted Bunting male in Texas persimmon tree, Texas Hill Country.
Painted Bunting perched in Greenbriar.
Young wild turkey gobbler foraging in meadow.
Vermilion Flycatcher male landing
Wild Turkey gobbler peeks over a fanned tail while strutting.