Port A

August 22, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Port A

After the Valley, We were about finished and we headed up to Port Aransas to get the last few birds..

The Channel on the Border of Mexico

 

Reddish Egret

 

Reddish Egret

 

Baby Coot

 

Baby Coot

 

Nutria

Ibis on the wing

August 21, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Ibis on the wing

We moved even deeper into the valley and walked through Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.. one of my favorite places right on the border with Mexico. 

 

Great Kiskadee

 

 

Red and Blue

August 17, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Red and Blue

Reddish Egrets and Little Blue Heron’s, were all over the marsh. We also saw the Sandpiper! 

Little blue Heron

 

off the coast

 

Reddish Egret

 

Shoreline

 

Reddish Egret

 

Sand Pipers

Back to the islands

August 15, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Back to the islands

After crossing the ship Channel we put the pedal to the metal and headed way south to padre island 

Laguna Madre

 

King Bird

 

Chestnut sided warbler

 

Common Yellow Throat Warbler

 

Hooded Warbler

Warblers

August 10, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Warblers

Quite possibly the toughest birds to photograph. These little song birds are almost in constant motion and in among the branches. After a long flight across the Gulf of Mexico, they do pause for a bite to eat.

Black and White Warbler

 

Blackburnian Warbler, this one was pretty rare

 

Indigo Bunting

 

Blackburnian Warbler

 

Yellow Warbler

High Island

August 9, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on High Island

Well known with Birders, its High Island..a small hill right off the gulf with tons of trees and it makes for the perfect stop for all kinds of migratory birds…

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

 

Baltimore Oriole

 

Garter Snake

 

Scarlet Tanager

 

American Redstart

Terns

August 8, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Terns

A fairly wide variety of Terns here take off from a sand spit and re-land in a series of shots…

Life on the Beach

August 4, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Life on the Beach

Birds find their way to the Bolivar and hang out on their Journey’s north..Hundreds of species…

Piping Plover

 

White Pelicans

 

Terns and Pelicans

 

Wilson’s Plover Nesting

 

Great Blue Heron

 

Brown Pelican

By the Sea

August 3, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on By the Sea

We moved on down near the Ocean, Specifically we rode the ferry from Galveston over to one of my Favorite places…The Bolivar Peninsula..

Roseate Spoonbills

 

Sand Piper

 

Pelican

 

The Border of the Sanctuary protecting Turtles

 

Ruddy Turnstone

Painted Bunting

August 2, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Painted Bunting

One of my Favorite birds, The Painted Bunting, Looks like he was caught under a painting and was dripped on! 

 

Painted Bunting

 

Black Bellied Whistling Duck

 

Black Necked Stilt