Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Resident colony of American Black Vultures in Bear Creek Pioneers Park on rehearsal for Halloween spook night, or so it seems. Seen a couple of weeks before the big event. The imposing and eminently useful creatures can be observed there regularly in and near the pen that houses the pot-bellied pigs -- and on light posts, trees, and roof tops -- but they rarely strike this kind of pose.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Sections of Bear Creek Pioneers Park are currently closed because of high water.
The ibises, which unlike the black vultures are not seen as commonly in the reservoir, seem to like it.
|Two American white ibises foraging for food, which consists |
of small aquatic prey, such as insects, crayfish, and small fishes.
|Colony of ibises foraging for food in flooded meadow|
Thursday, October 24, 2013
|Little blue dragonflies out in force in George Bush Park after heavy rains (11/1/2013 pic)|
This dragonfly is special, featuring two colors: green and blue. Monochromatic ones are more common.
Spotted in Bear Creek Pioneers Park, which is currently partially flooded as a result of heavy rains in the watershed, is heavily frequented by dragonflies (and ibises).
The pics below show a variety of dragonflies, in different colors, that are common in the West Houston area.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Ibis on Buffalo Bayou - They are abundant in 2014
and present in many locations, including flooded fields after rain.
|Ibis with its characteristic curved bill on Buffalo Bayou |
between Barker Dam floodgate and SH6
October 2013 photo
Sunday, October 20, 2013
|Dam Shack at Buffalo Bayou Gate on Barker Dam (Feb 2014)|
|Graffiti on flood gate at Barker Dam / Buffalo Bayou gate|
|Grafitti on Highway 6 retaining wall at Addicks Dam|
Friday, October 18, 2013
|Buckeye in George Bush Park (11/1/2013)|
|Gulf Fritillary (profile view)|
|Gulf Fritillary (top view)|
|Common Buckeye on the ground with wings spread|
|Gulf fritillary with wings folded|