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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