Category Archives: Places To Visit

The Birds Of Quintana Texas Part Two

This is part two of my vacation to Quintana, Texas.  The following pictures weren’t actually taken at the Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, but instead were taken at either the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge or the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.  Both are very close to where I was staying in Quintana so that is why […]

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The Birds Of Quintana Texas Part One

I just got back from vacation in Quintana, Texas.  I went to take pictures of the Spring bird migration at the Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary.  I was fortunate enough to again meet up with Greg Lavaty, who is one of the premier bird photographers in Texas. The first day was rather overcast, and I wasn’t […]

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Vacationing And Birding In Quintana Texas Part Two

Here is part 2 of my vacationing and birding trip to Quintana. First is a Field Sparrow sitting in a tree.  Their were others on its species just outside the frame of this picture. Another small bird I saw who appeared pretty tired was a White Throated Sparrow hiding in a bunch of twigs (at […]

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Vacationing And Birding In Quintana Texas Part One

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  I just got back from taking a 3 day vacation in Quintana, Texas.  Quoting their web page, “Quintana is an island located between the mouth of the Old Brazos River and the New Brazos River on the Texas Gulf Coast.”  My purpose in going there was just to […]

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: Skillern Tract

I did take my trip to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  Specifically I went to the Skillern Tract part of the refuge.  I can’t recommend this part of the wildlife refuge highly enough.  It is awesome!  From what I read, it’s still relatively unknown among birders, but that probably won’t last for long.  I actually went […]

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Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills And Great Egret On Drying Pond Of Lake Houston

This post will contain lots of pictures so give the page a little time to load. Yesterday as Leecy and I were driving back from the grocery store, I noticed a large flock of water birds in this pond on Lake Houston.  When I say pond, it’s a pond now because of the drought, but […]

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Butterflies Found At Country Inn And Cottages

Since Wildseed Farms was suffering the effects of the Texas drought, I was unable to take any pictures of Butterflies feeding on their wildflowers.  That didn’t stop me from looking around Country Inn And Cottages (where Leecy and I went for vacation). One day while Leecy and I were investigating the property looking for Deer […]

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Male Peacock Trying To Intimidate Small Kittens

I thought this video was interesting enough that I should post it.  I talked about Leecy’s favorite bird at these Cottages we are staying at is this male Peacock.  Well this Peacock also seems to have a preference for cat food and he’s willing to put on a full display to intimidate these kittens on […]

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Texas Longhorn Investigating The Visitors

I’ll admit, this guy scares me although he’s supposed to be rather friendly.  It’s a Texas Longhorn. Any animals that has horns this big, and throws out spit when it is shaking off the flies on its head makes me nervous. I might be the only animal that’s nervous around this big guy as the […]

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Birds Of Country Inn And Cottages

There sure are a lot of birds I’ve never seen out here before.  We’re staying at Country Inn and Cottages out in Fredericksburg, Texas.  The one bird I saw today that I was unable to get a picture of was a Summer Tanager.  Maybe I’ll get lucky and get a picture tomorrow. A very common […]

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American Painted Lady Butterfly Visits The Butterfly And Wildflower Garden

I had a pleasant, but unexpected Butterfly visitor today.  It was an American Painted Lady.  I wish I could tell you what plant it seemed to be attracted to, but I have no clue.  All I can say is this whole area where the picture was taken is what I call the Butterfly and Wildflower […]

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Brazos Bend State Park Birds In January

Leecy and I woke at 4:30 am yesterday to head over to Brazos Bend State Park.  I was very excited to go, as it was the first time I would really have a chance to use my Canon 300 f2.8 lens. We arrived at the park at 7:00 am, but it wasn’t quite open yet, […]

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