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  1. Egret

    Egret

    Egret dropping his breakfast
  2. Common tern

    Common tern

    Common terns fishing in Laurence Harbor
  3. Killdeer

    Killdeer

    A few killdeer at the beach today
  4. Six-lined Racer.jpg

    Six-lined Racer.jpg

    Six-lined Racer (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus) male, breeding colors. 15.0-24.1 cm (5.9-9.5 in) long.
  5. Mississippi Kite.jpg

    Mississippi Kite.jpg

    Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
  6. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    These showy blackbirds are common in wetlands along the upper Texas coast where they overlap with the similar Great-tailed Grackle which tends to replace it in agricultural and settled areas. This is a male. Formerly lumped with the Great-tailed Grackle, this species was split by the AOU in...
  7. Green Heron & Canadian Geese

    Green Heron & Canadian Geese

    Junior led the way for the geese and the rest followed through the heron's fishing area.
  8. First I've seen in my garden for quite awhile

    First I've seen in my garden for quite awhile

    Common Grackle I love the glistening in their feathers.
  9. Green Heron

    Green Heron

    This Green Heron put on a show for me while we waited for a dolphin tour. I have several photos of him that should turn out great!
  10. Yellow-crowned Night Heron

    Yellow-crowned Night Heron

    Yellow-crowned Night Heron stopped by for a little crabbing on the beach!
  11. Spottted Sandpiper.jpg

    Spottted Sandpiper.jpg

    Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularis)
  12. Back Slough.jpg

    Back Slough.jpg

    Back Slough. Can you spell mosquito?
  13. Dark Fishing Spider.jpg

    Dark Fishing Spider.jpg

    Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus: Pleauridae) female. The body of females are 1.5-2.6 cm (0.6-1.0 in) long. From tip of a leg to the tip of its oppose leg is ca. 10.2 cm (4”) long.
  14. Yellow-throated Vireo

    Yellow-throated Vireo

    Vireos are characterized by having a heavy shrike-like bill with a hook at the tip as seen here. Note yellow spectacles and unstreaked yellow throat and breast. This species tends to forage high in the canopy. It is an uncommon migrant in coastal Texas and this is the only one I was able to...
  15. Red-Winged Blackbird-1

    Red-Winged Blackbird-1

    Resting on a cattail
  16. Red-Winged Blackbird-2

    Red-Winged Blackbird-2

    Busy place with RWBB's today
  17. Red-Winged Blackbird-3

    Red-Winged Blackbird-3

    Along the walkway at Horicon Marsh.
  18. Orchard oriole

    Orchard oriole

    Third lifer in two days. Yay!
  19. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    Passed some Least Tern nesting colonies in Mississippi and had a couple parents irate at me for being in the same county as their beach. Of course I-90 was literally five feet from me so I dunno what they was so mad about!
  20. Osprey

    Osprey

    My wife took the camera to shoot across the car at this osprey who was enjoying it's kill. One of numerous successful hunters this morning, this one is chowing down on it's catch!
  21. Osprey

    Osprey

    On vacation in Pensacola, Florida, US and discovered Osprey's are pretty common. Caught this guy flying across the road out at Ft. Pickens!
  22. Downy Woodpecker (female).jpg

    Downy Woodpecker (female).jpg

    Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens pubescens) female.
  23. Red-shouldered Hawk (juvenile).jpg

    Red-shouldered Hawk (juvenile).jpg

    Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus lineatus) juvenile.
  24. Wood Thrush

    Wood Thrush

    This familiar Eastern North American thrush is a fairly common migrant in the eastern half of Texas, especially along the coast where it can be surprisingly common in shady forested areas with heavy leaf litter. This one came out long enough for me to get a photo. They winter in Mexico and...
  25. My Hermie

    My Hermie

    Hermit Thrush.
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