March 13, 2014 Goose Island, Texas

Ibis flock at sunrise
Ibis flock at sunrise

With bright stars and clear skies when I woke up this morning, I headed out to get some sunrise shots. Although clear skies never yield as dramatic sunrise shots as when there are some clouds to add contrast to the scene, this morning’s presunrise colors were fairly intense and produced some decent shots.

Lamar sunrise
Lamar sunrise

 

Lamar sunrise
Lamar sunrise

 

After the sun broke the horizon, the dogs and I headed down to the point in Lamar to await the whooping cranes flying in.

Sam looking for whoopers
Sam looking for whoopers
Jenny on the trail of whoopers
Jenny on the trail of whoopers

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny and Sam did their part in searching out whoopers. Actually, in the dim first light of the day, they do serve an actual purpose, I can shoot them, since they are white, to get a good exposure for the cranes when they come in, sort of a white grey card, if you will.

Whooping cranes in tight flight formation
Whooping cranes in tight flight formation

 

Whooping crane family in flight
Whooping crane family in flight

 

Whooping crane family in flight
Whooping crane family in flight

 

Three Royal Terns
Three Royal Terns

 

Sanderling
Sanderling

Along the shore when returning home, I ran into some royal terns and a little sanderling.

Lamar sunrise
Lamar sunrise
Lamar sunrise
Lamar sunrise

 

4 thoughts on “March 13, 2014 Goose Island, Texas”

  1. Only one word describes the sunrise pictures for me on this blustery day in New England – envious!
    Great shots. I am heading back out to the Nevada desert soon. Can’t wait for the warmer surroundings.

    1. And I don’t need those foolish fingertipless gloves to shoot mine! I’ll be passing through the desert sometime next month on my way to the Northwest, keep me posted on your schedule.

    1. Sheryl, you have no idea how truly glad I am not there! I really do feel bad for you guys up there, it looks like this was a throwback winter you have had with snow and cold temps like I remember from when I was a kid. As always, I guess spring will arrive eventually for you, for me down here, it pretty much has started as I am seeing a lot of small roadside flowers blooming this week, and that plover in yesterday’s post is a sure sign when those migrants start flying in!

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