Archive for the 'Birds' Category

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.

Stilt

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Water on May 14th, 2015 by judy

Stilt

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.

Domestic Turkeys in Chiapas

Posted in Animals, Birds, Mexico on March 18th, 2015 by judy

Turkeys

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.

Vultures on a pole

Posted in Animals, Birds, Nature, Texas on January 18th, 2015 by judy

Vultures

Taken in Port Aransas, Texas

Scott’s Orioles

Posted in Birds, Hill Country on May 20th, 2013 by judy

Casa Magnolia, Wimberley, Texas

Hummingbird on Agave Bloom

Posted in Birds, Nature on July 4th, 2012 by judy

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

Nesting Great Blue Herons

Posted in Birds on May 31st, 2012 by judy

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!

Hummingbird

Posted in Birds on May 16th, 2012 by judy

Casamagnolia, Wimberley, TX