Tag Archives: Brazos Bend State Park

Bald eagle swoops in for the kill – and misses

Currents of shore birds lifted above the Brazoria National Wildlife marshes on a cold February day. Thousands of sandpipers, dowitchers, yellowlegs, stilts, and ducks fled the hunting bald eagle. A blue-winged teal flew across the marsh, now high, then low, … Continue reading

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The Amazing Red Shield: A Look at Common Moorhens

I watched the moorhens circulate about on the water surface of a pond at Brazos Bend State Park for quite some time, generally staying in the same place for some minutes and casually swimming to a spot within a few … Continue reading

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The male-female fitness disparity of American White Ibis

I just had my first birding trip about a month ago, and I enjoyed it so much. Although I saw many different birds at the park, the first one that I will write about is my favorite among the many … Continue reading

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The American white Ibis: Working hard all day, sleeping around all night.

As I stared out at the waters in Brazos Bend State Park in Houston, I couldn’t help but notice the liveliness of the whole area. While I normally dread rain, even a small drizzle, I do sometimes find it suitable … Continue reading

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It’s not easy to be an American coot: The trials and tribulations of a black, red-eyed bird

Upon first glance the american coot, Fulica americana, is not particularly impressive. With its solid black body, red eyes and white bill, you might think that it is just a duck. But beware! This is a very common misconception that … Continue reading

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