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Tag Archives: Texas

Black Skimmer

As in my last blog this is the 13th Anniversary of the Galveston FeatherFest and Nature PhotoFest. I am honored to have had my photo chosen as the third week’s winner.

Black Skimmer taken in Freeport, Texas.

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Eagle – Flushed

Made a recent trip to see the Pearland, Texas eagles. I believe the female was sitting on eggs. She made no attempt to get up Until…. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recommends that active nest sites not be approached beyond a distance of 330 feet. There are posted signs not to be crossed. Well, a guy was walking his dog (unleashed) along the fence line in the direction of the nest. I could tell the eagle was concerned as she gave full focus in that direction. The dog was almost to the nest when the owner called the dog to return and walk back. It was too close and too late. The eagle flushed. It made a wide circle as it came back to the nest.
Nikon D4, 500mm + 1.7tc, f/6.7, 1/1000, ISO 250

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Indigo Bunting

It was a pleasant surprise to see the Indigo Bunting while visiting Laffite’s Cove in Galveston, Texas.  This one came in but stayed at a distance.  It flew in and out a few times before deciding to come in closer.   Finally, making it down to the water drip pool to drink some water and bath.  They are beautiful birds.

Nikon D4, Nikon 500mm, f/4, 1/500, ISO 1600

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Nikon D4, Nikon 500mm, f/4, 1/2000, ISO 1600

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Nikon D4, Nikon 500mm, f/4, 1/1250, ISO 1600

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