Archive for the ‘Birds’ Category

Birds just love to hang out when you give them a reason to be your friend. Often that reason is food. Spread a few seeds or place them in the feeder and you will have many visitors. They are comical to watch and a real challenge to photograph. So grab the camera, get some sunlight and vitamin D for your body, mind, and soul, and relax to their song and antics.

Recently I went on a trip to Aquatica in San Antonio. I had the opportunity to visit Roa’s Aviary within the park which is a tropical oasis filled with beautiful birds. It was a real challenge to get these photos especially with a Samsung phone and little zoom. I always say the equipment is not as important as the person behind it. The following birds are represented Sun Conure, White-Crested Turaco, Superb Starling, Palawan Mynah, Indian Ring Neck Parrot, Guira Cuckoo, Black Naped Fruit Dove, Lady Ross’s Turaco, Crested Coua, Red-Crested Turaco, Guinea Turaco, Laughing Kookabura, Kenyan Crested Guinea Fowl, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Hawaiian Goose, Inca Tern, Roseatte Spoonbill, Northern Red-Billed Hornbill, Plush Crested Jay, Bantam Chicken, Blue-Crowned Pigeon, and one unknown brown bird in trees.

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It’s always nice to have a new bird drop by. This is a Canadian visitor. Welcome to Texas Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker!

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White Crane on a Lake

2015 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

I took this photo while paddling Lake Raven in Huntsville, Texas.

I see a flock of interesting birds in my feeder. At first, from a distance, I thought them to be migratory sparrows, but the camera revealed something amazing. A Nutmeg Mannikin or Scaly-Breasted Munia. According to Audubon Society they are non-native to the United States. They may be migrating over as new permanent residents or breeding in the wild as pet escapees. Whatever the case, I have new birds eating seed. I caught photos of both the male and female. Exciting yes? Enjoy the photos!

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Today I caught these beautiful birds in the park while shooting photos. A Robin, Blue Jay, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and a Mourning Dove.

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These photos were taken in Houston this week as a Red Tail Hawk swooped in for an easy dove meal. However, out of nowhere, he was under attack by a Mockingbird. It was quite a show! I hope you enjoy the photo set. Albert

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A few bird photos from my recent trip to Brazos Bend State Park. 2015 Albert Moyer, Jr.

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.

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Brown Pelican Above Water

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.