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  1. Reddish Egret (white morph) breeding plumage

    Reddish Egret (white morph) breeding plumage

    Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens rufescens) white morph in breeding plumage.
  2. Laughing Gulls

    Laughing Gulls

    Laughing Gulls (Leucophaeus atricilla megalopterus)
  3. Least Terns

    Least Terns

    Least Terns (Sternula antillarum antillarum)
  4. Black-necked Stilts

    Black-necked Stilts

    Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus mexicanus)
  5. Marbled Godwit

    Marbled Godwit

    Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)
  6. Short-billed Dowitcher

    Short-billed Dowitcher

    Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) Non-breeding plumage.
  7. Red-breasted Merganser (male)

    Red-breasted Merganser (male)

    Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) Male (breeding plumage).
  8. Forster's Tern

    Forster's Tern

    Forsters Tern (Sterna forsteri) Coastal Bend Area, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Sunset Lake Park, a small peninsula jutting into Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays, sea level.
  9. Dunlin

    Dunlin

    Dunlin (Calidris alpina subsp. hudsonia) Sexes similar. Breeding plumage (well almost). Indian Point Park and Pier, Corpus Christi Bay, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Shoreline of Corpus Christi Bay with typical coastal vegetation just inland.
  10. Reddish Egret (white morph)

    Reddish Egret (white morph)

    Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) Sexes similar. All white form. Coastal Bend Area, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Sunset Lake Park, a small peninsula jutting into Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays, sea level. Nueces Bay side.
  11. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper (Calidrris himantopus) Sexes similar. Adult breeding on the left. Bird on the right has not made the plumage transformation yet. Coastal Bend Area, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Sunset Lake Park, a small peninsula jutting into Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays, sea level.
  12. Willet

    Willet

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata subsp. inornata) Non-breeding adult. Indian Point Park and Pier, Corpus Christi Bay, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Shoreline with typical coastal vegetation just inland.
  13. Black Vulture

    Black Vulture

    Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus atratus) Three subspecies are recognized including the nominate. Only the nominate is mapped for the USA. Photographed near Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area at ca. 13 m (43 ft) elevation. Open disturbed...
  14. Ruddy Turnstone (breeding plumage)

    Ruddy Turnstone (breeding plumage)

    Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres morinella) There are two recognized subspecies with only subspecies morinella mapped for Texas. Sexes similar. Indian Point Park and Pier, Portland, Nueces County, Texas, USA. Bay side, Corpus Christi Bay.
  15. Great-tailed Grackle (female)

    Great-tailed Grackle (female)

    Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus prosopidicola) Eight subspecies are recognized with two being mapped for Texas. Subspecies monsoni is found in West Texas while subspecies prosopidicola is wide spread in Texas. Species strongly sexually dimorphic. Photographed in Sunset Lake Park...
  16. Ruddy Turnstone (breeding plumage)

    Ruddy Turnstone (breeding plumage)

    Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres morinella) There are two recognized subspecies with only subspecies morinella mapped for Texas. Sexes similar. One of my favorite all time pictures, not because of the quality or subject matter but because it illustrates how things are not always like they...
  17. Willet

    Willet

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata inornatus) Two subspecies are recognized with both being found in Texas. The nominate subspecies semipalmata breeds in Texas but does not winter here. Semipalmata is generally gone from Texas by the end of July. The western subspecies inornatus is present year round...
  18. Crested Caracara (Texas Beach Baby)

    Crested Caracara (Texas Beach Baby)

    Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway audubonii) A picture that I could not resist! Photographed in Sunset Lake Park, Portland, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Narrow strip of land jutting into the Nueces Bay on the west side with Corpus Christi Bay on the east side. Dominated by shrubby salt...
  19. Redbud Flower

    Redbud Flower

    Redbud Flower (Menodora heterophylla: Oleaceae) This native perennial grows decumbent to ca. 25 cm (ca. 10 in) tall and flowers from February to October. Photographed in Portland, Nueces County, Texas, U.S.A. Roadside adjacent to agriculture field, converted coastal prairie at ca. 13 m (43 ft)...
  20. Jamaican Woodpecker (male)

    Jamaican Woodpecker (male)

    Jamaican Woodpecker (Melanerpes radiolatus) Jamaican endemic. Species is sexually dimorphic
  21. Kestrel

    Kestrel

    Kestrel on post at Portland in Dorset taken on a windy day in February. Very lucky to get this close as bird was clearly not watching me.
  22. Guillemots at Portland

    Guillemots at Portland

    Guillemots taken at the colony at Portland Bill by the army area
  23. Marbled White

    Marbled White

    Marbled White at Portland Bill, Dorset
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