Brazos Bend in February
After a long hiatus I'm getting back to the blog. This post won't be too in-depth, but I wanted to get back into the swing of writing them so here I am.
Since the weather starter getting warmer again I decided to take a trip down to Brazos Bend to see if I could find some good subjects. As usual I found some alligators and various birds. I was walking the trail between Elm Lake and 40-Acre Lake and saw a group of photographers off to one side. When I got closer I saw they were all taking photos of a Double-crested Cormorant perched in a downed tree. I brought up my camera and started shooting, but after a few minutes the group of photographers moved on. I decided to stay to see if he would start preening or if I could catching him about to take off and sat on the grass to wait. He did eventually start preening so I have some shots of that, but after about 30mins I said goodbye and left to find something else to photograph for the day.
The rest of the trip was pretty uneventful, but not bad. I saw the usual species that live in the park. Most of the photos in the slideshow below are fairly common. The American Bitterns are a little more rare to find and I almost didn't catch this one. The only reason I got the photos is because he was making noise while moving through the grass so I stopped to see what was going to come out. It peeked out and once it saw me it froze for a few minutes, but then carried on through the marsh.
It was a little early for the alligators, but they were still out. It'll be mating season soon and they'll be out in full force with the males making their mating displays. For now, they're still pretty quiet though.
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