Category Archives: Places To Visit

Great Blue Heron Up Close

Here’s a bird I have seen before as they are quite common although I haven’t had one come quite as close as this before. This bird was apparently feeding pretty close to shore and something spooked it and it flew into the Pine Tree right below where I was shooting the Osprey.

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Flock Of Cedar Waxwings At Lake Houston

Yet another new bird for me, or rather a flock of birds.  These are Cedar Waxwings. I saw this flock when I was taking pictures of the American Kestrel.  They were pretty far away (these shots are heavily cropped), but still pretty cool to see a whole flock of them.

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Osprey Hunting Catfish

Leecy and I went to Quintana yesterday (Saturday) which is supposed to be an excellent birding location, but the weather was terrible.  We drove 90 miles (each way) for nothing.  It was very cold, very windy, and rainy.  I didn’t even take one picture believe it or not. Today I decide to go to Lake […]

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Some Birds From Houston Arboretum

I take a small field trip to the Houston Arboretum today with the intention of taking some pictures of Birds. I’ll say one thing, taking pictures of birds in this environment is challenging, at least it was for me.  There’s a lot of brush and twigs that the Birds love to hang around, and that […]

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The Birds Of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Had a great day today visiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge with Leecy.  We saw lots of birds, but getting great pictures of them is another story. We started off at dawn, and there was this Heron silhouetted against the water. I love taking (or trying to take) pictures of raptors, like Hawks and Harriers.  What […]

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Wildflower Garden

Leecy and I worked pretty hard this weekend on the garden.  I didn’t like the two-in-one Apple tree I had, and I really wanted to plant the Wildflower Seeds I got from Wildseed Farms. Thus, I redesigned two areas.  One area is where the Apple tree was located.  It just had grass below the Apple […]

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Queen Butterfly On Blue Mistflower

Before I left Fredericksburg I bought to small Blue Mistflower plants since these seemed to be such Butterfly magnets. I already shared pictures of multiple Queen Butterflies feeding on the Blue Mistflower, but in going through my pictures from the week, I found this particular photo of one Queen Butterfly. Something struck me about this […]

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Hummingbirds And Wildflowers

Yesterday I shared pictures of Butterflies among the Wildflowers.  For a change of pace, I thought I would share some pictures I took of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds among the Wildflowers. Before I share the pictures, let me share how difficult this was.  Trying to get the camera to focus on the Hummingbirds among hundreds […]

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Multiple Queen Butterflies In Flight

Once again there were lots and lots of Queen Butterflies.  Today they were not congregated around the “Bubba” Desert Willow, this time there were all around this plant called “Blue Mist” (I think that was the name).  I’m going back tomorrow on my way out of town to get whatever plant this was. Update.  This […]

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Queen Butterfly In Flight Through Wildflowers

I went back out today to take more pictures of the Wildflowers.  I figured if I got lucky, I’d get some nice Butterfly shots, and if I really got lucky, I’d get some Hummingbird pictures as well. Well, I got lucky!  These might be some of my most favorite pictures I’ve ever taken. This is […]

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Praying Mantis Eating Another Praying Mantis On Sunflower

Here’s something you don’t see every day, or at least I don’t. While I was browsing the field of Sunflowers, I noticed some unusual shape.  Upon closer inspection it turns out it was a Praying Mantis eating another Praying Mantis.

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