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Sum-sum-summertime Scissortails

July 27, 2018 - Last year I was thrilled to see that a pair of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers had built a nest in a local park. They are suc...
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Parenthood

June 12, 2018 - There are days when you go out with the camera and you get squat (today). And there are days when you can't believe how...
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You Know You're a Birder + Photographer When...

February 06, 2018 - ...you peruse the TEXBIRDS Facebook page during the Superbowl ...you shout "No way!", share your excitement about a rar...
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2017 Birds

December 18, 2017 - It's that time of year again! A sampling of the 903 avian species I saw over 4 continents in 2017. Can't wait to see YO...
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Spring Babies

May 03, 2017 - There have been many many baby and fledgling birds to enjoy the last couple of weeks! Loggerhead Shrike Blue Jay...
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Great Horned Owlets, 2017 Edition, Part III

April 25, 2017 - Owlets doing some bug-watching. One week later, one owlet "branched", climbed from the nest, and explored a tree limb. T...
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Great Horned Owlets, 2017 Edition, Part II

April 05, 2017 - Spent a couple more hours with the Great Horned owlets. They are simultaneously shy and curious. And, they are growing s...
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Great Horned Owlets, 2017 Edition

March 28, 2017 - I am fortunate again this year to be able to watch a Great Horned Owl nest. Got my first views of the owlets yesterday....
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Valley Specialties

March 25, 2017 - There are a number of birds that, if you'd like to see them in the U.S., you generally need to venture to south Texas in...
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The Merlin

January 15, 2017 - You get up really early, drive an hour and three-quarters to find some lovely birds at Anahuac NWR, and it's foggy. And,...
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Chase Bird

December 30, 2016 - It started when someone posted a photo on a Facebook bird group. "Wow, that's a NICE bird," I thought. Two and a half ho...
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2016 Birds

December 19, 2016 - It's that time of year again. Grab a cup o' your favored beverage and sit for a spell to enjoy a video of 2016's birds....
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Shall We Dance

August 26, 2016 - The other night I dreamed of a hummingbird, fuchsia and blue and... it's too faded now to recall. But, it's made me go b...
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Hottentots Holland Day Tour with Birding Africa

July 19, 2016 - When I began to plan my Namibia trip, it became clear that RT airfare to/from Cape Town was going to be significantly le...
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"Kings of South Georgia" is Wildlife Photo of the Day for 7/14/16!

July 14, 2016 - A happy moment of recognition today, "Kings of South Georgia" has been selected as the Wildlife Photo of the Day for 7/1...
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Black-billed Nightingale Thrush

June 13, 2016 - Hello! I am the Black-billed Nightingale Thrush. I can be found in Costa Rica and Panama. Listen for my song - https:/...
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Arizona Birds, Part II

June 06, 2016 - "Hey, Kirsten - got any more bird photos from Arizona to share?" Well, of course I do! Eared Grebe Abert's Towhee...
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Arizona Birds

May 11, 2016 - Before I visit a new place, I make a bird "wish list". What have I never seen that I might find in this area? My list f...
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The Sandhill Crane Problem that No One is Talking About

April 01, 2016 - Deep in the heart of the Great Plains, there's a growing problem that no one is talking about. I traveled to Nebraska la...
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Texas Panhandle

March 31, 2016 - I made a brief stop in the Texas panhandle last week. I really ought to spend some extended time here. The landscape is...
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The Bobble Buddies, Parental Edition

March 06, 2016 - Yesterday, the Bobble Buddies were alert and curious when I stopped by. As they grow, they spend more and more time on t...
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The Bobble Buddies, an Owlet Update

March 03, 2016 - We're growing and doing great! Hortense and the Mr. are great parents. Big Yawn! Mom's Away. Let's play!
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The Canyon Wren

February 28, 2016 - On a recent trip in west Texas, I drove by some interesting rocks and thought to myself, "If I were a Canyon Wren, I'd l...
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Hortense Has Been Hiding a Secret... wait 'til You See What it Is! (Great Horned Owl, Part III)

February 16, 2016 - Forgive the "hook" blog post title.:P Tonight I had a "Wild Kingdom" moment. For those too young to know what that is,...
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Great Horned Owl, Part II

February 13, 2016 - Last weekend, I discovered a nesting Great Horned Owl. I looked in on her today. She's still sitting pretty! Anyone wan...
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Spring is Here!

February 11, 2016 - The Egyptian Goose is not native to North America but they've been doing quite well establishing colonies around Houston...
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Superb Owl Sunday

February 07, 2016 - Look "Hoo" I discoverd on my walk this morning! I'm excited to watch for chicks in the future. Happy Superb Owl Sunday!...
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The Cape that Could

January 28, 2016 - Sometimes you find yourself in a place so marvelous you don't want to leave. Cape Bougainville (The Falkands) in January...
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The Fludgling

January 25, 2016 - Fludge (verb) - to accidentally fledge. I recently took a cruise vacation in South America. While I wade through the pi...
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Birds of 2015

December 22, 2015 - You may guess from looking at this photo blog that I have become an avid birder in the last couple of years. 'Tis true!...
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Florida Sandhills

December 10, 2015 - In most parts of the U.S. Sandhill Cranes migrate, but in Florida there are populations that reside year-round. I recent...
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What's a Photo Ranch?

November 12, 2015 - The birds are already flitting about the trees fringing the blind as photographer Ruth Hoyt sets things up for our shoot...
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Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

September 15, 2015 - Perfectly perched on a bare horizontal branch. The setting looked like a set, but it was completely natural. The bird wa...
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I Have a Thing for Jays and Magpies

September 04, 2015 - I've previously professed my love for jays and magpies. They are full of life and personality and will steal your lunch...
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Greetings from Colorado!! (Part II)

August 21, 2015 - Still loving my time here in the Rockies! Here are a few friends I made this past week. Mule Deer Yellow-bellied Marmo...
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Greetings from Colorado!

August 12, 2015 - I've left the heat and humidity of August in Houston behind and escaped to Colorado! It's so nice to get outdoors and sh...
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Hatch of the Day

July 14, 2015 - Sunday morning, this little guy was just an egg. Yesterday - poof! Fuzzy little Killdeer chick racing across the grass....
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Puffins!!

July 07, 2015 - Puffins are so fun to watch and photograph!
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Leucistic Ladder-backed Woodpecker

May 13, 2015 - From Wikipedia: "Leucism / ˈ lj uː s ɪ z əm / [1] is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an an...
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Flying Rainbows

May 11, 2015 - If you think birds are brown and boring, you are looking at the wrong birds. For example, Painted Buntings. They are fl...
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Happy Earth Day!!

April 22, 2015 - I spent the morning of Earth Day 2015 at the weekly Kleb Woods Nature Preserve bird walk. I happened to park near a mulb...
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Down in the Valley (the Rio Grande Valley)

April 21, 2015 - The Rio Grande Valley of Texas is rich in wildlife, especially birds. The many parks and sanctuaries along the river ass...
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Clapper Rail

April 07, 2015 - You're out birding and you hear what sounds something like hammering. But, it's 7 AM at a nature preserve in Texas. Ther...
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Spring Is In the Air

March 23, 2015 - After what (at least seemed like) weeks of wet, grey weather in the Houston area, it was dryish this past Friday. Despit...
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Blue-crowned Motmot

March 16, 2015 - If you wonder how that bright blue and green bird eludes you in the trees, you need only look at it's habitat.
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White-throated Magpie-Jay

March 11, 2015 - Last week I took a little vacation to Costa Rica. It wasn't truly a birding trip, but I did my best to make it one.;) B...
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Houston Audubon Education Programs

February 02, 2015 - Are you familiar with Houston Audubon 's education programs? One of the programs they provide is raptor and owl presenta...
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Bosque del Apache

January 23, 2015 - The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico is world-known for the winter morning liftoffs of geese and...
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Meep! Meep!

November 10, 2014 - A little Roadrunner humor for the day. Enjoy!
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Signs of Summer

June 06, 2014 - Each June I have baby Mourning Doves in my yard. This is the first fledgling of the year. I call him Squab 1. Two more n...
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Cuckoo for Cuckoos!

May 08, 2014 - Last week I saw my first Yellow-billed Cuckoo. He was not cooperating for a photo, though. But, this past Tuesday I fou...
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Blackpoll Warbler

May 05, 2014 - I nearly mistook this guy for a chickadee on first sight (newbie birder!). The Blackpoll Warbler passes through Texas on...
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Common Nighthawk

May 03, 2014 - Birds often fluff up to stay warm. Here's a Common Nighthawk fluffing in the cool morning air this past Thursday at Anah...
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Eagle (Owl) Eye

April 13, 2014 - An Eagle-owl gives me the "eagle eye" at the raptor photo shoot session of this year's Galveston Featherfest.
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Circle of Life - Catfish Edition

March 10, 2014 - Everybody's gotta eat...
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Vermillion Flycatcher

March 07, 2014 - What a stunning bird!! ~ Brazos Bend State Park, 3/6/14
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Caption This Cardinal

February 10, 2014 - I just love the expression! What do you think she's thinking? Send me your caption.
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Bird Blizzard

February 03, 2014 - Red-winged Blackbirds come in to roost at Brazos Bend State Park as the sun fades.
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Small Bird, Big Personality

January 31, 2014 - Tufted Titmouse - so fun to watch!
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Couch's Kingbird

January 30, 2014 - Nifty bird find from last Saturday's Houston Audubon Field Trip. He was WAY across the bayou! The next field trip is...
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Can You Count the Red-winged Blackbirds?

January 26, 2014 - I sure can't! I found this flock, nearly acting like starlings, a couple of weeks ago.
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Snipe Hunt

January 18, 2014 - Can you spot the Snipe? Happy hunting!
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Blending In

January 13, 2014 - American Bittern's sure do have good natural camouflage. I nearly walked right by this guy on Saturday standing right ou...
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Attwater Prairie Chicken

December 19, 2013 - Yesterday, I spent the day volunteering for the Christmas Bird Count at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refug...
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