Good Lighting for Great Bird Photo Opportunities in South Texas

Bright sunny days are pretty common in South Texas at any time of the year but the lighting seems to be even better during the summer months. Although you may have to make adjustments on the camera to deal with harsh sunlight, the lack of dim conditions means that you can get fantastic, high resolutionContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , , , , ,

Fun Spring Birding in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

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Waves of spring migrants are moving through south Texas in large numbers but even before then, I was still getting in a lot of fun birding. Although the trees weren’t dripping with warblers, vireos, buntings, and thrushes, there were still plenty of interesting and colorful birds to look at. While birding at Sabal Palm Grove,Continue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , ,

Water is Where the Birds are in Texas

If you hadn’t noticed, Texas is a great place for birdwatching and bird photography. In fact, I would say that it might be the best state overall for birdwatching. We are blessed with a variety of habitats and one of the birdiest areas is the Lower Rio Grande Valley (and is why I spend so muchContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , , , ,
Male Painted Bunting

Some Texas Fall Colors

The northeastern states are colored with beautiful Autumn foliage during September and October. Trees in some parts of the Lone Star State change to different shades of red, orange, and green too but the colors we get in the valley are of the avian kind. Millions of birds migrate through the Lower Rio Grande Valley each Fall season andContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , ,
Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting: I stopped by a little cove at the big lake at Laguna Atascosa because I saw a ringed kingfisher. The kingfisher left before I could get any pictures, however, so I decided to wait a few minutes to see if it would return. A little later, I saw what I thought was aContinue Reading Tagged With: