The Eastern Bluebirds

We have so many birds in this area of Texas but one of my favorites are the small Eastern Bluebirds.

I caught them having a pool party at the bird bath. I know these are juveniles because their blue is very limited. The adults are a lot bluer and their chest is a darker orange color.

They can splash a lot of water out of a birdbath really quick. At one time there were 4 in at a time with others zipping around waiting their turn. I even saw a few adults supervising.

I am glad I was able to sneak back into the house and grab my camera to get a few action shots.

Nature never ceases to amaze me the beauty is all around us we just need to take the time to notice it.

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Baby Hawks

If you listen when you are outdoors you can hear the sounds of birds all around.

You can even learn to distinguish the sounds of different types of birds.

Sometimes you can even hear baby birds. Hawk babies are very loud when the mom and dad are bringing them food.

These pictures were taken at our daughter’s house way up high in a pine tree. There were actually three babies but only two wanted their pictures taken. Lucky I had my 400mm lens with me otherwise there would not have been any pictures.

I am going to try and get a few more pictures this week. I figure these baby hawks are 3-4 weeks old and they leave the nest at six weeks old.

Nature is all around us we just have to open our eyes to see it and enjoy its beauty.

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White Ibis

I love watching the White Ibis out at Brazos Bend State Park.  Photographing birds is all about being in the right place at the right time.

These pictures are of a few immature White Ibis. When they are younger they are brown and white and have a pink bill and legs. When they mature their appearance changes.

Photographing birds has always been something I truly enjoy and any chance I get to go out to Brazos Bend is an added plus.

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Daisy Mae and the Blue Jay

The other day I was watching a blue jay in a new bird bath in the backyard. I grabbed my camera to get outside to get a few pics.

Well, Miss. Daisy pushed her way out the door and then put herself in between the bird bath and me like she knew what I was doing. Either that or she wanted to pose for pictures who knows with Miss. Daisy.

The next day while I was looking out the den window I spotted him again this time I stayed in the house and shot through the window using my 400 mm lens. I did this just so Daisy would not know what I was doing lol. She always has to be the center of attention.

He sure is a cute little one and he really seems to love the bird bath.

I have always put the bird baths in the shade and never had a lot of action this one is in the sun most of the day and gets noticed by the birds. Maybe I should move the other two.

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The beauty of Pelicans

Pelicans are so amazing they fly with such grace as they glide in for a landing.

Here are a few pictures of some brown Pelicans.

They seem to spend a lot of times floating around in the water in between fishing for their food.

I took these pictures near Galveston and the Pelicans were everywhere.

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