On the way from Houston to Fulton, TX: Panorama of a mirage over the flat fields of Refugio County, plowed for the Spring planting.
Thousand year old "Big Tree". Goose Island State Park.
Sunrise at Fulton Harbor. And we're ready to board the Skimmer to see the Birds of the Aransas Wildlife Refuge.
Fulton Harbor at dawn.
The Copano Bay Causeway. Two Miles in length.
A grackle letting us know that we're now in the Refuge.
A greater yellowlegs, reflecting in the still waters of a pond in the Aransas Wildlife Refuge.
Two greater yellowlegs reflecting
Now we're in the Inland Waterway.
It's a busy morning on the Waterway.
A red-winged blackbird taking flight.
This barge is going the other direction.
A willet walking over the the stone rip-rap breakwater.
Two American avocets in another Refuge pond.
A caracara on signpost No. 820.
Three roseate spoonbills take flight in the morning light.
A distant marine biologist samples the Refuge water.
Three men in a small fishing boat.
A gull going after a fish. Did the gull catch it or is it roadkill? Guess we'll never know.
A whooping crane arrives to join a second crane, not far from the Skimmer.
.. and the two of them commence to forage.
... looking ...
Is that a crab I see?
.. Let me help. between the two of us we should find something.
I think I have one.
.. if I can just hold on ...
Whoops, he got away.