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.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunset: Flecked, brushed, hatched and pied

Flecked, brushed, hatched and pied, this sunset from last week caught my eye as it gave calm comfort to the ending of a busy day.