Gorgeous Spring Locals

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Since returning from Colorado nearly three weeks back now, the weather has been rather conducive to near daily birding and, with it, photography. Sadly, it’s not as been optimum for working on posts; ‘computer time’ has been spent mostly with the pocket device. Indoors is not where we’d rather be.

The annual hunt for spring neotropic migrants along the Upper Texas Coast is preceded by field guide study-cram and a near constant playing of birdsong. We honed these listening and quick-shooting skills with our current bird neighbors in anticipation.

Here’s a sampling of our favorite local residents snapped most recently.

Sandwich Tern

Sandwich Tern

Anhinga ('Snakebird') and Lunch


Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Barred Owl

Morning Bike Ride Regular
Barred Owl

American Coot

Under-appreciated Beauty
American Coot

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Blue-winged Teal

Photo Hiney-chop (oops)
Blue-winged Teal

Back Porch Residents
Carolina Wren Chicks

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4 thoughts on “Gorgeous Spring Locals

  1. I just love your pics. We always have a nest of Cardinals in our yard somewhere every year. And last year we had two but I can’t find them this Spring. I know they are around because I hear the parents. Oh well.. love this time of year! 🙂


    1. Did you know that a camera phone took most of these pics? (Incidentally, it’s also where I picked up some chigger tagalongs.) I’m really glad that you’re enjoying my spring posts, Courtney.

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