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Great Blue Heron with Chicks

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on November 22nd, 2016 by judy

Great Blue Heron with Chicks

Great Blue Heron with Chicks in a rookery now part of a gated community development. So sad since the local state park was days of being able to purchase this wonderful area.

Grace

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on August 24th, 2016 by judy

Great BLue Heron Pair in Flight

Great Blue Heron pair in flight near the rookery. Last night I was playing around with some techniques and textures and came up with this… Grace like this is what makes humans want to “fly like a bird.”

Green Heron

Posted in Animals, Birds, Nature, Texas Coastal Bend on May 22nd, 2016 by judy

Green heron

Found at the Turnbull Birding Center, Port Aransas, TX

Firewheel with Bee

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on May 1st, 2016 by judy

Fire Wheel with Bee

Blanket flower, Firewheel, Gaillardia — all names for this beautiful flower that is blooming nearly everywhere, it seems, in the Hill Country now.  It’s also good to see a bee.  A real bee.  They seem to have become so rare…

Two Great Blue Heron families

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on April 20th, 2016 by judy

Two sets of chicks!

Went back to the rookery near Goose Island State Park again today and got two sets of chicks in one photo! Two little yellow beaks in the left nest and one big chick visible on the right side. The adults sit upwind to protect the chicks from the wind, and sometimes spread their wings a bit.

Great Blue Heron with Chicks

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas on April 19th, 2016 by judy

Great Blue Heron with Chicks

Great Blue Heron with two chicks at the rookery near Goose Island State Park. This rookery may be doomed because it is now on the grounds of a gated community and will soon be surrounded by houses — assuming they do not plan to destroy the pond and trees themselves… It was purchased just as Goose Island State Park got money to purchase the precious property.

Tricolored Heron

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas on January 25th, 2016 by judy

Tricolored heron

This heron was captured in 2011 at the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center.

Angry Bird

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Water on January 17th, 2016 by judy

angrybird

This is a Snowy Egret (black beak, black legs, yellow feet) who got in a fight with the bird flying away at this point. I had noticed his impressive topknot earlier, but didn’t know what was going on.

The picture below is earlier in the battle…

birdbattle

Great Egret

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Water on January 17th, 2016 by judy

white-egret

This photograph was taken at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, Texas.

Monarch Butterfly on Sunflower

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Texas on December 10th, 2015 by judy

monarch

Goose Island State Park, Texas