Beautiful Looks at an Aplomado Falcon in South Texas

For those who follow this blog, it will come as no surprise that the Aplomado Falcon is one of my favorite birds. I have said it before and will keep on saying it as long as I see these beautiful birds of prey. Even if they weren’t endangered, they would still be very special birdsContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , ,

Why I Like the Aplomado Falcon

Before I say anything else, Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Although the only bird I should probably be talking about at this special time is the Wild Turkey, since I took some fine pictures of an Aplomado Falcon yesterday, that will be the theme of this short post. After photographing at Sabal Palm Sanctuary earlier Tuesday afternoon, IContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , ,

Autumn Animal Colors in South Texas

In South Texas, we may not have a brilliant display of leaves changing from green to various shades of yellows and reds, but we do have a fine display of beautiful animals and flowering plants. Sometimes it takes a bit of looking around to find those colors but they are there, especially when you lookContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , , , ,

An Aplomado Falcon with Prey in Cameron County, Texas

The other day, I took a break from taking pictures of migrants and snapped shots of one my favorite subjects, the Aplomado Falcon. This beautiful falcon has been reintroduced to prairie and other open habitats of South Texas and is always a pleasure to see. The bird above had caught some small mammal and perchedContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , ,

Aplomado Falcons and an Eastern Screech Owl

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Faithful readers of this blog have probably noticed that I post more images of Aplomado Falcons than other bird species. In part, I can hardly help but share my images of these birds because it is such a striking species of raptor. All raptors are beautiful in their own light but the Aplomado just stands out for its bold, beautifulContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , , ,

A Brief Update on Recent Birding in and near Laguna Atascosa NWR

One could say that my stomping grounds or “patch” for birding and bird photography are the wetlands and subtropical habitats of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. This fantastic site has so many bird and wildlife viewing opportunities that it’s just hard to not visit. A recent trip to the refuge was typically good and is an indicationContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , ,

Some Raptors from Southern Texas

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The birding in southern Texas is fantastic on pretty much all fronts. Birders flock to High Island and other sites on the gulf shore during April to see thousands of beautiful migrant songbirds. Southern Texas is also fantastic for waterbirds and I take advantage of that fact just about every chance I get because it’s hard toContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , , ,