pedals of purple
hiding in the shadows
brightens my day
I saw this gorgeous wildflower along a trail. Could it be a Missouri Violet?
High Island, TX, April, 2017
While out birding, stop and enjoy the flowers!
~A short video, taken by Howard using his iPhone, at Smith Oaks Rookery. It is amazing being there, seeing and hearing these beautiful birds. You just don’t know where to look.
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Featured photo: A Pied-billed Grebe in breeding plumage at Smith Oaks Rookery. One second he is there, the next second he is gone.
The Pied-bill Grebe is the most widespread grebe, found on small marshy ponds and waterways across most of the continent. His call when breeding is, a vibrant, throaty bark of ge ge gadum gadum gadum gaum goom gwaaaaaow gwaaaaaaow. (taken from Sibley Birds)
If you want to hear their call, go here: Pied-bill Grebe calls
Up next photos from our trip to Cattail Marsh in Beaumont, TX – Cattail Marsh