Category Archive: Texas

Great Egret and her chicks: Learning to eat takes practice

Eating takes practice, especially when you have a long beak and your food is being passed to you by another even longer beak.

The Roseate Spoonbill Project

I turned to the open water that revealed hundreds of egrets, herons and Roseate Spoonbills, perched, sitting on nests, flying in, flying out, stretching their wings, squabbling over space on a branch, preening, snoozing, or just looking pretty. 

When momma calls it’s time for some crawdads

When the adult was nowhere in sight I heard its hen-like kek-kek-kek. She was calling her chicks who popped their heads up to see where she was.

There’s a lot going on

The trees were dripping with egrets and roseate spoonbills and though a soggy day, it meant very few birders were at the rookery.

We’re on the move

Utah and the Great Salt Lake have provided extraordinary birding experiences for us while we’ve lived here in this great state. But my job is taking me to another great birding state–Austin, Texas!… Continue reading

Business, birds, gators and drones. It’s all here.

I arrived at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island at night so it was dark and I had no idea what I was going to wake up to. This, guys. This is… Continue reading