2020 Texas Birds Annual Magazine

I was honored to contribute to the 2020 Texas Birds Annual Magazine of the Texas Ornithological Society (TOS). This spring, during my jaunt through Texas I was sharing my blogs with Texas birders. After settling into my Brownsville RV park at Breeze Lake, I was contacted with an email from editor Jack Eitniear. He explained … Read more

2020-05-16: Recounting My Passage From Texas

As I send out this week-old report, I’m staying with my good friend Jerry in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Many of the birding venues we’d hoped to explore during my visit remain closed, but we all hope that things open soon. 2020-05-08 Friday I pulled away from my Breeze Lake haven in Brownsville, Texas at about … Read more

2020-04-17: Feeder Vigil in Brownsville

I believe I’ve identified the birds in the gallery below correctly, but I welcome any corrections that experienced Texas birders might care to share. I’ve always tried to be a glass-half-full person. I could complain how I’m in the middle of bird heaven, but shut in and not able to experience some of the best … Read more

Brownsville Birds: Red-Crowned Parrots

Being trapped, so to speak, by the COVID-19 pandemic, my bird explorations have been curtailed. Rather than attempt a series of long yarns, I thought I’d share a few image sets of the birds I found nearby, starting with the parrots I found a few feet from my door. The fruit tree appears to be … Read more

2020-04-01 April 1st In Camp

I had done no bird photography since arriving in Brownsville on March 19th. With my backlog of stories about my birding adventures on the Central Gulf of Texas finished, I felt the time was right to explore my new backyard. My “home base” in Brownsville Texas, has a “Resaca” or Oxbow lake is on its … Read more

2020-03-22 Passing Through Harlingen Texas

In Harlingen Texas, where I stayed Sunday night, I noticed Red-Crowned Parrots. So I did a little research and read about a neighborhood where they’d been seen before. I set a course and drove there, but they never showed. Instead I saw and photographed Great Kiskadees. The images I captured were not stellar, but I … Read more

2020-03-20 Exploring Laguna Atascosa

After I left Corpus Christi, the measures against the COVID-19 outbreak began tightening. Restaurants were only allowed to seat a limited number of customers and grocers were limiting the amount of products like milk a customer could buy. I’d called a couple or restaurants on South Padre Island before leaving Corpus Christi and learned they … Read more