Category Archives: Brazos Bend State Park

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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Red Shouldered Hawk At Brazos Bend State Park

As I was walking on one of the trails I heard the unmistakable cry of a Hawk.  I always get confused between a Red Shouldered Hawk and a Red Tailed Hawk. Here’s what I found from reading my Sibley’s Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America.  The Red Shouldered Hawk has orange bars across […]

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White Ibis Eating Crawfish

Here’s some additional pictures from Brazos Bend State Park. This was actually an accidental picture.  I was just trying to take a picture of a White Ibis.  It wasn’t until I got home and started reviewing the pictures that I noticed that this bird had caught a Crawfish. In this first picture, you can just […]

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Brazos Bend State Park Fieldtrip: Final Three

I’m down to my last three keepers that I wanted to share. First up is the Little Blue Heron.  What I like about this shot is just the displayed open wings.  I love the long tips on the wings, and even how those flufts of feathers arise on its back shoulders.  It reminders me of […]

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Brazos Bend State Park Fieldtrip: More Birds

I’ve been thinking a lot about this field trip and I’ve come to realize you really need to have your “ducks in a row” (pun intended). There’s so much to think about when taking pictures.  What’s the background look like, how in focus is the shot, how’s the lighting, are there any distractions, etc.  I’m […]

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Brazos Bend State Park Field Trip

I took a field trip to Brazos Bend State Park on Saturday (the day after it snowed).  It was only 25 degrees when I got out there, but I was dressed in full, warm, camouflage.  I got there early, before 7 am.  I started off at Elm Lake, although I was supposed to meet the […]

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Upcoming Fieldtrips

I plan on waking up very early tomorrow morning (Wednesday) and heading off to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  While I’m out taking pictures, Leecy will be taking Coco back to the vet to make sure her bacterial infection hasn’t returned.  Hopefully Coco doesn’t tear off one of Leecy’s fingers.  This will be Leecy’s first time […]

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