I must confess that although I am an enthusiastic birder, I am even more of an enthusiastic photographer, and so this year at the festival I treated myself to a photography excursion to the Martin Refuge in Edinburgh, Texas. I had seen wonderful photos from this private refuge, and I was anxious to take some of my own.
We arrived at the ranch very early on a cool, windy morning. We went to the photo blinds and began to set up our equipment. We did not have to wait very long until the Crested Caracaras began to arrive.