at a truck stop on I-10
Tree Swallows often winter in south and coastal Texas. I came across several dozen foraging over a marshy area and after some effort got a few shots. Photographing swallows in flight can be challenging.
Close up, image 1
whole bird, image 2
and some of its friends, image 3
This male Northern Harrier was in the distance and I got a couple of shots at some distance (highly cropped images 1 and 2). Then the bird made a turn and came right over me. I banged off about 15 images as it passed by, but only really nailed the focus on one image, #3
not a common bird in this area
2 white Snow Geese and 3 blue form Snow Geese
Strong rain storms in the upper coastal area overnight as well as early in the morning. About 8 AM we got some clearning and some sun, and several raptors were found trying to dry off.
Strong rain storms in the upper coastal area overnight as well as early in the morning. About 8 AM we got some clearing and some sun, and several raptors were found trying to dry off. This Peregrine was atop a utility pole drying its wings in the morning wind. It remained perched in this position for a full minute as I stood near my car and watched him and took some shots. Finally the bird took off and power stroked totally out of view. What a powerful animal!
immature Laughing Gull with a Brown Pelican