For the last few years, I have noticed during springtime I see gulls flying north. They fly high overhead, but in the last couple of years there seems to be more of them; or, maybe I have just learned to look for them. I have identified them as Franklin’s gulls. It is amazing that once you start looking for birds you see more of them. Funny how that happens. I just assumed they were flying from the Texas coast to some other coast or to the great lakes. I was shocked when I looked them up on allaboutbirds.com. These gulls are flying from the coast of Peru and Chile to freshwater marshes in Canada. These gulls have been flying this way since the time of creation… and I just now noticed them the past few years? What am I blind? How many more are out there if I just look for them? These are the questions that I deal with… which makes me wonder what else does God has for me that I am not seeing? I will seek the Lord, I will ask that He, the Creator, will open my eyes to see His wonders and blessings.
The image was from last year. It was March 21, 2013, when I saw several or should I say hundreds of Cedar Waxwings in my front yard. It was a wonderful time. ISO 800 1/1000 sec at f/5.6 190 mm.
How does a roly poly (Pill Bug) get to other side of the pond? Hitch a ride on Western Cottonmouth of course! ISO 400 400mm f/8.0 1/250 sec with flash (better beamer) Sept 11, 2010, Old Bison Ranch, Texas 8:27 am
Sunset on Crooked River Gorge train bridge. Morgan and I debated about being here for sunset. I was glad we did, it was a wonderful time. June 2, 2015 f11 17 mm iso 100 HDR
It was east of Ferris, Texas, that we were able to photography a Burrowing Owl, he/she is about 10 inches tall and weighs about 6 ounces. This little guy would allow us photographers to get really close, but he would and could fly, we watched for several hours on Saturday and took Morgan back on…