Category Archives: Places To Visit

Brazos Bend State Park Field Observations

Note: I’ve corrected my numerous spelling grammatical errors due to my writing this right before going to bed.  Let me know if there are more (note to self, don’t write long posts when falling asleep). I wanted to get down some of my thoughts that have been through my head over the last week regarding […]

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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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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: The Birds

Despite my car mishap yesterday, I really did enjoy going to the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  I would have spent at least a few more hours there if it wasn’t for my car. Anyway, if you are looking for an amazing variety of birds, you can’t go wrong visiting this place. One of the first […]

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: The Beginning

I’m in the process of downloading the pictures, but let me give a verbal introduction first. This place is way out in the middle of nowhere.  Also, that 509 Washington Avenue that’s listed on many websites, that’s not actually the refuge, it’s just where the main building is.  That building is in the town of […]

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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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Kingwood Park Birds

After my interaction with the Deer, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Once they just ran off, I just stood in this field of grass listening for anything else that might be close by. I kept hearing a knocking sound so I started scanning the trees.  I figured it was some kind of Woodpecker, I […]

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Kingwood Park, Oh Deer

First day of vacation I decided to head to Kingwood, specifically East End Park.  To be a little adventurous, I decided to shlep through these tall grasses. Suddenly, right in front of me a family of Deer appeared.  As tall as this grass was, I’m sure they were laying down until they heard me walking […]

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Willow Waterhole And Roseate Spoonbill

I found a new place today to find some very interesting birds.  It’s called Willow Waterhole and it is a storm water detention basin designed to reduce flood damage but also serves as a nature preserve. It’s in Southwest Houston and it is tough to find the exact location.  The Houston Chronicle (local newspaper) recently […]

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Big Ass Gator At Sheldon Reservoir

Leecy and I both got up early to venture out to Sheldon Reservoir.  I actually did the fishing, and Leecy took the pictures. As I’m casting out my line, Leecy yells “There’s a gator!” As I peer through my camera lens, sure enough, there was a huge Alligator just crawling out on the shore on […]

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Move Your Butt!

I couldn’t resist creating some witty title for this picture.  Like the recent Butterfly photos, this one is also from Sheldon Reservoir.  I’ve never seen such HUGE Dragonflies. When I was preparing to take this photo it looked like the female Dragonfly was looking right at me (as if her head is turned to the […]

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Sheldon Reservoir Butterflies

I took a weekend trip to Sheldon Reservoir since it was fairly close to the house.  That place is pretty rustic compared to the parks I have been to previously.  I went there mainly to try my hand at shooting some birds, but ended up taking a few Butterfly photos as well. This first shot […]

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Houston Arboretum Revisited

Since Leecy went to the Susan G. Komen walk this morning, I decided I would take a field trip back to the Houston Arboretum.  As I mentioned before, I really like that place. Lots of Fritillaries were flying around, a few Monarchs, and several Skippers.  There was also a beautiful Hawk hunting mice, a family […]

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