All tagged American Bittern
Anhingas are wonderful photographic subjects. They tirelessly pose showing off their fantastic feathers for long periods of time. Bitterns are not bad either since they slowly stalk their prey. Until they catch something.
Parked on the shoulder of the cutoff road under the Intracoastal Canal bridge, Bill Maroldo was working on a Great Blue Heron on his side and I had a nice Little Blue Heron perched on a post on mine. We had some sea fog so the light was nice and there were no crabbers to disturb the birds. Bill suggested I might like to use his 1.7x teleconverter instead of my 1.4x on my long lens.
You can already see where this is going, I bet.
This is that in between time for chasing birds. The Winter visitors are beginning to leave for breeding grounds in the north and our Spring migrants have not yet arrived. Plus, we have had a fairly wet winter and our year-round birds have spread out.
Little Blue Heron delicately plucks a tiny fish from near the Spillway at Brazos Bend State Park. You haven't been out there since Harvey flooded it for the umpteenth time? You really should make the trip.