Archive for the 'Birds' Category
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…
We were in Rockport, Texas, for a quick trip and Nan and Donald took us birding for a couple of hours. They had had a huge deluge 2 nights before. There was water everywhere, on the roads, in the fields. And one of the birding sites was closed. But we did find a few at this location, including this Stilt.
Just returned on Monday from a 10 day birding trip to Chiapas. Birds and culture and archaeological sites. Great trip organized by Chiapas Birding Adventures. I love to take pictures of the domestic animals, and they are everywhere! Most are not constrained. Even in our hotel close to downtown San Cristobal de las Casas we were woken up every morning early by a crowing rooster and a gobbling turkey who lived in the yard next door.
Casa Magnolia, Wimberley, Texas
We have excitement at our house, both joyous and sad. One or our agaves flanking our entrance is blooming. The stalk is now 25 to 30 feet high. Now that it is in bloom, the hummingbirds are all over it. The sadness is the plant will die because it’s putting all of its stored energy into this stalk. And we will have a big hole by our entrance gate. Casa Magnolia, Wimberley, Texas
Goose Island State Park, Rockport, Texas. Sony A77, Tamron 200-500mm lens, handheld at 400mm (600mm 35mm equivalent). This lens is heavy, but I love it!