Category Archives: Places To Visit

Queen Butterflies Mating

I saw one of the most unusual Butterfly events today.  In this “Bubba” Desert Willow tree was a swarm of Queen Butterflies.  There must have been around 50 Queen Butterflies flying around this tree.  Personally, I’ve never heard of a “Bubba” Desert Willow and I have no idea if they are good at attracting Butterflies, […]

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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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On Staycation

Sorry for the lack of updates.  I’ve been taking it easy for the last two weeks.  I still need to post some additional bird pictures from Anahuac, and I have some new Butterfly pictures to post as well. Speaking of Butterflies, during the snow we recently had, Leecy and I went out and collected all […]

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American Bittern Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

This was the first time I’ve ever seen or been able to get a photograph of this wonderfully camouflaged bird.  We were driving along one of the roads towards the back of the refuge looking for any birds and I happened to spot this guy.  Although this is the first time I’ve ever seen this […]

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Brown Pelican Diving

Ever see a Brown Pelican standing on its head?  That’s what this picture reminds me of. Brown Pelican’s were very rare, and were on the Endangered Species list until November 2009.  Their reason for decline was because of pesticides which would cause their egg shells to be very thin.  It’s pretty miraculous that these birds […]

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