Texas

  • black-necked stilts

    black-necked stilts

  • great blue herons nesting site

    great blue herons nesting site

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • little blue heron

    little blue heron

  • reddish egret juvenile

    reddish egret juvenile

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    reddish-egret_16679892556_o

  • reddish egret nest construction

    reddish egret nest construction

  • great white egret

    great white egret

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • great white egret

    great white egret

  • great white egret

    great white egret

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • great blue herons

    great blue herons
    classic courtship behavior; male presenting a nuptial gift which will be used for nest building

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • black necked stilt

    black necked stilt

  • canada warbler

    canada warbler

  • golden-fronted woodpecker

    golden-fronted woodpecker

  • eastern meadowlark

    eastern meadowlark

  • hooded-warbler

    hooded-warbler
    migration in Texas, this male was resting and fueling up for his travels North

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    i-made-this-ring-just-for-you_13939783797_o

  • inca-doves

    inca-doves

  • american coots

    american coots

  • least bittern

    least bittern

  • least bittern

    least bittern

  • magnolia warbler

    magnolia warbler

  • great blue heron mates

    great blue heron mates

  • orchard oriole

    orchard oriole

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • tri-colored heron

    tri-colored heron

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • road-runner

    road-runner

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • scissor-tailed flycatcher

    scissor-tailed flycatcher

  • painted bunting

    painted bunting

  • great white egret

    great white egret

  • roseate spoonbill over the wildflowers

    roseate spoonbill over the wildflowers

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • summer tananger

    summer tananger

  • swainson's hawk

    swainson's hawk

  • great blue heron

    great blue heron

  • tennessee warbler

    tennessee warbler

  • tennessee warbler

    tennessee warbler

  • reddish egret tossing up a fish

    reddish egret tossing up a fish

  • western meadowlark

    western meadowlark

  • white morph reddish egret

    white morph reddish egret

  • white-winged dove

    white-winged dove

  • willet

    willet

  • willet

    willet

  • great -blue heron flyover

    great -blue heron flyover

  • black-bellied whistling duck

    black-bellied whistling duck

  • northern cardinal

    northern cardinal

  • green jay

    green jay

  • scaled quail

    scaled quail

  • swainson's hawk

    swainson's hawk
    saw hundreds of these hawks as they migrated North though Texas

  • reddish egret juvenile

    reddish egret juvenile
    early morning fluff and shake

  • white morph reddish egret

    white morph reddish egret
    beautiful breeding colors

  • great -blue heron flyover

    great -blue heron flyover

  • black-bellied whistling duck

    black-bellied whistling duck
    evening light in Texas

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill
    spoonbill flying over sunflowers returning to his nest in Texas

  • northern cardinal

    northern cardinal
    female cardinal looking for seeds in Texas dry dirt

  • green jay

    green jay

  • tennessee warbler

    tennessee warbler
    a migratory stop at Lafitte's Cove in Texas, fueling up on nectar from this flowering bush

  • tennessee warbler

    tennessee warbler
    feeding on nectar during migration at Lafitte's cove, Texas

  • great blue heron

    great blue heron
    sailing over the top of sunflowers returning to its nest in Texas

  • summer tananger

    summer tananger

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill
    juvenile spoonbill returning to its nest, notice the brown wingtips and pale green skullcap

  • roseate spoonbill over the wildflowers

    roseate spoonbill over the wildflowers
    a beautiful small rookery in Texas, for many wading birds.

  • great white egret

    great white egret
    small wading bird rookery in texas

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    returning to a nest amongst the cactus, on a small island rookery in Texas

  • orchard oriole

    orchard oriole
    first year orchard oriole, feeding on nectar from a bottle brush bush in Texas during migration

  • painted bunting

    painted bunting
    a most colorful bird, male painted bunting in breeding plumage in Texas

  • scissor-tailed flycatcher

    scissor-tailed flycatcher

  • scaled quail

    scaled quail

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill
    returning to island rookery in Texas

  • road-runner

    road-runner
    carrying a lizard or other prey is useful to entice a potential mate

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    beautiful breeding colors, notice the blue lore between the eye and upper beak.

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    juvenile reddish egret landing in nest area. colors are more pale and there is less neck feathers

  • white-winged dove

    white-winged dove
    golden light in the evening in Texas

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill
    returning to the rookery at high island, texas

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • willet

    willet

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    returning with nesting materials

  • tri-colored heron

    tri-colored heron
    while preening, an under wing stare

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    white morph reddish egret in breeding colors, flying around a rookery in Texas

  • great blue herons nesting site

    great blue herons nesting site

  • great blue heron mates

    great blue heron mates

  • magnolia warbler

    magnolia warbler
    a stop over along the Texas coast during spring migration to refuel and continue on its journey north

  • willet

    willet

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • least bittern

    least bittern
    staking along the reeds looking for fish in the water below

  • hooded-warbler

    hooded-warbler
    during migration a stopover at Lafitte's cove, Texas

  • least bittern

    least bittern
    stalking fish along the water's edge on Padre Island, Texas

  • great white egret

    great white egret

  • american coots

    american coots

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    inca-doves_16830284566_o

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • great white egret

    great white egret
    amorous great whites

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • great white egret

    great white egret
    returning to the rookery with nesting materials

  • eastern meadowlark

    eastern meadowlark

  • golden-fronted woodpecker

    golden-fronted woodpecker

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    big stick hope she's impressed

  • canada warbler

    canada warbler
    during spring migration in texas

  • black necked stilt

    black necked stilt

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    flying atop the cactus at the rookery in texas

  • black-necked stilts

    black-necked stilts

  • great blue herons

    great blue herons
    mates display courting behavior by returning with nesting materials

  • white-faced ibis

    white-faced ibis
    counterpart to glossy ibis, taken in south texas

  • inca-doves

    inca-doves

  • hooded-warbler

    hooded-warbler
    migration in Texas, this male was resting and fueling up for his travels North

  • great blue herons

    great blue herons
    classic courtship behavior; male presenting a nuptial gift which will be used for nest building

  • reddish-egret

    reddish-egret
    sailing over the sunflower tops, returning to his nest in Texas

  • wild boar

    wild boar
    taken at the border of Texas and Mexico; suddenly this feral hog emerged amongst the wildflowers.