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.
At our daughter and son in laws house in the pond, there are quite a few bullfrogs.
Jeanelle had told me to try and get close enough to take a picture because they seem to be fairly friendly. I was using my 400mm lens and was able to get this shot.
I call it “Eye of the Frogs” because all you see are the eyes.
Nature is all around us just waiting to be photographed at the perfect moment.
Sometimes when we go to Galveston we take a ferry ride and you always see some neat things along the way.
Bolivar is the opposite of Galveston there is hardly any traffic and no shopping there except a little store here and there. Life seems to move at a much slower pace.
On this ferry ride, we saw a few shrimp boats and a few birds catching a free ride. You know those shrimpers have to get annoyed with the birds swarming the boat all the time.
The Gulf of Mexico was quite busy this last weekend.
I had read that ducks love watermelon rind so I had been putting some out for the ducks and other wildlife.
The other day I noticed about 4 butterflies on the old rind I am guessing they are drinking the juice.
We have had some watermelons we picked that looked good but they were not very sweet. Instead of just throwing them away we share with the wildlife.
Give it a try and see if you can get a few butterflies feeding on your watermelon.
If you remember there were two black bellied whistling ducks that frequented our bird feeders they were coming every day a few times a day for the last few months.
We decided to build them a nesting box. Their boxes have to be pretty big because they are bigger than the average bird.
I guess they told all their friends where there was a free meal because we have had as many as eleven ducks at a time. They show up around 7 – 7:30 a.m. stay about 1 1/2 hours then they leave.
In the evening, they come back again mainly to rest in the shade but they do some eating too.
I had to grab a picture of them on the arbor above the walk through. As you can see one is in the feeder eating. Most of the time there will be two in each feeder and they take turns with the ones who are waiting.
At this point, we are looking at adding more feeders because when they are eating the little birds do not get to eat.
We have always had cardinals in our yard but this year we have a lot.
There are so many juveniles going through so many different stages you have to laugh about it.
The males especially seem to get the worst of it and tend to look so awkward during this stage.
In the pictures, below the males are in the first two pics you can tell their feathers are changing colors so they have two colors of feathers right now.
The females are the last two pictures but all these birds are juveniles.
I saw this little green hummingbird aiming for the flower and I was able to get 3 shots in a row of his action.
It is like Ready, Aim, Fire.