A Most Cooperative Curlew

A Most Cooperative Curlew

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photography tips, Texas City Dike

We went off to the Texas City Dike last week and found an old friend. We have been seeing ONE male Long-billed Curlew there each winter since at least 2013. Chances are high it is the same bird. 

Some Observations on Depth of Field and Distance

Some Observations on Depth of Field and Distance

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photography tips

Getting a whole bird in focus is sometimes hard. Getting two or more in focus is a real challenge. Understanding Depth of Field as it applies to your camera gear and situation can help.

Birds of Boot Road

Birds of Boot Road

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Surfside

Do you ever rename streets or locations based on experiences or memories? There is one place is Surfside we always call Boot Road.

Galveston, Oh Galveston!

Galveston, Oh Galveston!

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Galveston Island, Lafitte's Cove, East Beach Galveston, Sportsman Road

Galveston Island is great for birds year-round but now is a good time for Sandhill Cranes.

Amazing Avocets

Amazing Avocets

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Surfside

We got up close and personal with some American Avocets in Surfside.

Quick Trips to Fiorenza

Quick Trips to Fiorenza

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Archbishop Fiorenza Park
Chasing the Raptors

Chasing the Raptors

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Galveston Island, Texas City Dike, Surfside, photography tips

Have you been out chasing those birds of prey? Red-tailed Hawks, Ospreys, Kestrels, Northern Harriers and White-tailed Kites are just a few of the ones you can find in our area now…

Surfside Always Has Birds

Surfside Always Has Birds

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Surfside, Brazoria Wildlife Refuge
Costa Rica - Reptiles, Frogs and Toads

Costa Rica - Reptiles, Frogs and Toads

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Costa Rica

Not all the time in Costa Rica was spent looking for birds. We found a bunch of cool iguanas and some frogs. And a big old toad.

Costa Rica - Woodpeckers and Woodcreepers

Costa Rica - Woodpeckers and Woodcreepers

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Costa Rica

Streak-headed and Tawny-winged Woodcreepers plus giant Pale-billed Woodpeckers and tiny Olivaceous Piculets. Oh, and Hoffman's and Black-cheeked Woodpeckers. A bunch of cool birds.