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Wintering on Padre Island

The southern US coast normally provides a warm climate for many birds to overwinter, however they may wish they had ventured further south with the recent cold temperatures. The day before I arrived along the Texas coast at Corpus Christi, a fairly nasty storm brought freezing rain and more than a half inch of ice to the area. The thermometer made its way into the 50’s during my day on Padre Island. It has been quite a while since I did any serious bird photography, so it was nice to spent a few hours at it again. Even better, I captured some shots of a couple new-to-me birds; Roseate Spoonbills and a Crested Caracara. Despite his vulture look, the Caracara is actually in the Falcon family, and is considered a ground-dwelling falcon. Below is a short slide show of these two birds, along with a Snowy Egret and a Great Blue Heron.

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful captures!

    January 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    • Thanks Donna! I think I saw your Osprey there, too!

      January 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

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