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These triple-digit days are too much for getting out and chasing birds. It is amazing what you can do if you let your imagination run wild….
And there was the day we found not one but TWO Reddish Egrets! It doesn’t get much better than that!
Sometimes the weather forecasts are right… and sometimes they are not.
OMG. What is that? And what is it doing?
What to do when it is too hot to get outside and take new photos? Well, you can work on the old images and make something completely different.
We found a bit of this and that at Brazos Bend, nothing remarkable until we turned the corner from Warbler Alley onto the trail around Elm Lake. Just at the edge of the water was a beautiful Black-crowned Night Heron.
The baby Willet in the image above ran under our parked truck and then into the bushes. He is trying to get back to his calling parent. The world looks huge when you are a tiny chick.
Soras are very tiny members of the Rallidae family, kin to Clapper Rails, Purple Gallinules, Moorhens and Coots. They are shy and secretive, generally found in fresh water marshes and wetlands among the cattails and reeds. You hardly ever see them. Except this year...
It was supposed to be cloudy, and of course we believe our weather forecasters especially when they say what we want to hear. But the clouds had mostly dissipated by the time we got to Anahuac National Wildlife Reserve.