Saturday, July 14, 2018

White-Faced Ibis, Moorhen feed together at Beaumont's popular wetlands marsh


A White-Faced Ibis and a Common Moorhen (the smaller black bird on the right) scour the shallow waters of the  Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands & Boardwalk
in Tyrrell Park on the South side of Beaumont, TX.
The pair was visible from the boardwalk that stretches over the artificial marsh, giving birders and naturalists a good view of the habitat of wild birds.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Swamp guards alert birds that photographer is in the swamp.



While I was out shooting at the Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands and Boardwalk in Tyrrell Park in Beaumont, TX, these Black-Necked Stilts would be quick to spring from the marsh and to warn other birds that I was a threat.  They would fly throughout the nearby marsh screeching their warning.

They would also fly over me to take a good look and apparently to let other birds know of my presence.  It was a behavior I had seen in other areas, but these watchbirds were much more aggressive.



Thursday, May 10, 2018

I don't know how this Red-Winged Black Bird found something strong enough to hold him up in this sea of young plants out on Pleasure Island. But he grabbed hold of two stalks -- on in each leg and sent a message by looking up. However the wind was brisk and after a few minutes he gave up his King on the Flowers position.

Monday, May 7, 2018

I was out at Cattail Marsh and caught this group of mud brothers trying to dry out with very little sun to share.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Glowing sky is a glimmer of hope for rain swamped SE Texas


A soft glowing sky settles over Beaumont, TX -- hopefully a sign of better times to come as the region tries to recover from the torrential deluge with which Harvey swamp our area.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fire-breathing sky


A fire-breathing sky  in Beaumont, TX settling in for the night.