Wintering American Avocets




Today’s post is a short break from the Whooping Crane posts, but the Whoopers will be back! A lot of other birds were active on the Aransas NWR, including this group of American Avocets, sporting their winter plumage coats. During a flyby before landing, it was really great to watch them flying by in tight […]

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Beauty at Work!




Still from the first day on the boat, as the day progressed and we made our way farther into the refuge (Aransas NWR), we had whooping cranes very close to our boat. We typically moved the boat to get a clear shot, then parked it along the bank and let the cranes move around and […]

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Fun Friday: Prank the Photographer!




While photographing birds in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, a few Mexican Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus mexicanus) came around the waterhole. While photographing these visitors, one seemingly stopped to make fun of us!   Wishing every one a “Fun Friday”! If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share this link with others who you […]

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Don’t Mess With Texas!




Early in the summer, I posted on a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) that was found while I was in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas this past spring. But when my website went awry, I not only lost that blog post, but also the images that I had uploaded. Well, I’ve finally got […]

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Green Jay




A “life” bird for me, the Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas) is an awesome bird to see. As I photographed around a waterhole in the Rio Grande Valley this past spring, I was fortunate to have several of these beauties fly in for water. Here are a few of my favorite images:   According to my […]

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Road Racer




While in the south Texas’ Rio Grande Valley this past spring, I was fortunate to run across several Greater Roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus). It was quite a sight to watch these quick-footed birds run about the Texas landscape! Here are a few of my favorite images as this beautiful bird ran around, looking for a snack […]

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Groovie!




During my late spring visit to the Texas’ Rio Grande River Valley area, I was able to photograph several “life” birds. Today’s post includes some images I was able to capture of one such bird, the Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) The Ani family is similar, but unrelated, to the Grackles. Instead, they are in the […]

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Birdie Bath Time




During my spring photo trip to the south Texas Rio Grande River Valley, I was able to capture a male painted bunting (Passerina cirus) as he splashed about in a water pool, quite a beautiful sight!   If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to send a link to your friends and other […]

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All Dressed Up & Awaiting an Invitation




From a trip to south Texas in spring, today’s post highlights one of the reasons I wanted to travel to the Rio Grande Valley to photograph birds … the painted bunting. Painted buntings (Passerina ciris) are not commonly found in Missouri, although a few will wander into our area from time to time. But getting […]

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