photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment
Tim Herbert | profile | all galleries >> High Island 2012 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

High Island 2012

High Island, Texas, is a small community on the upper Texas gulf coast. High Island is built on top of a salt dome that is pushing its way to the surface resulting in an area that is 20 feet or more higher than the surrounding marshes. This elevation difference makes the area visible to neotropical migrants during their flight across the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula.

High Island is home to four Houston Audubon Society refuges and is famous for the number and variety of neotropical migrants that pass through in the spring and fall as well as a rookery utilized by nesting wading birds.

For more information, please visit the Houston Audubon Society website.
http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/373/MenuGroup/High+Island.htm

I visited High Island on April 14. Unfortunately, the weather was poor for bird watching with winds blowing 20-30 mph from the southeast. Even so, I was able to see five or six species I had not seen before.

I returned to High Island on April 17, a day after a front moved through the area. With a north wind blowing at about 10 mph, the reports were very good. When I arrived, I experienced a small portion of what the area can offer. There were so many birds that I couldn't even take a photo!

I did manage to get a few, though, and a couple turned out good. Some that I am posting here are not particularly good, but they represent the only photos I got of certain birds.
Rookery Pano
Rookery Pano
Scarlet Tananger
Scarlet Tananger
Scarlet Tananger
Scarlet Tananger
Scarlet Tananger
Scarlet Tananger
Scarlet Tananger
Scarlet Tananger
Summer Tananger
Summer Tananger
Summer Tananger
Summer Tananger
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Paintd Bunting
Paintd Bunting
Female Painted Bunting
Female Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Female Painted Bunting
Female Painted Bunting
Female Indigo Bunting
Female Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting and female Orchard Oriole
Indigo Bunting and female Orchard Oriole
Indigo Bunting and female Orchard Oriole Bathing
Indigo Bunting and female Orchard Oriole Bathing
Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Female Orchard Oriole
Female Orchard Oriole
Male and Female Orchard Orioles
Male and Female Orchard Orioles
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird
Grey Catbird
Grey Catbird
Black and White Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Female American Redstart
Female American Redstart
American Redstart
American Redstart
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Oven Bird?
Oven Bird?
Red-Eyed Vireo
Red-Eyed Vireo
Red-Eyed Vireo
Red-Eyed Vireo
IMG_2066.jpg
IMG_2066.jpg
White-Throated Sparrow
White-Throated Sparrow
Worm-Eating Warbler
Worm-Eating Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Hummingbird Moth
Hummingbird Moth
Great Egrets
Great Egrets
Turning the Eggs
Turning the Eggs
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Great Egret
Great Egret
Swan Song
Swan Song
Great Egret Display
Great Egret Display
Great Egret Display
Great Egret Display
Stick for the Nest
Stick for the Nest
Early Morning at the Rookery
Early Morning at the Rookery
Rookery
Rookery
Roseate Spoonbill Silhouette
Roseate Spoonbill Silhouette
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Great Egret
Great Egret
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egrets
Great Egrets
Great Egret
Great Egret
Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
4 Birds in a Bath
4 Birds in a Bath
Catbird and Prothonotary Warbler
Catbird and Prothonotary Warbler
Orchard Oriole and Tennessee Warbler
Orchard Oriole and Tennessee Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Not a Bird
Not a Bird
Another Not a Bird
Another Not a Bird
Yet Another Not a Bird
Yet Another Not a Bird