Had an early tee time at Whispering Pines and stopped along Hi-19 in Riverside, Tx to capture this beautiful sunrise
I snuck up behind a levee at Cattail Marsh hoping to photo all the snow geese I saw from a distance--ha, little did I know that there were thousands of the White Ibis' roosting. Hey, the look like Snow Geese from afar
Although there were 1000's of Teal @ Cattail, for the life of me I couldn't get any sharp images
This was about the best i could muster
To add insult to injury, Jeff, Loyd and I then ventured to ANWR. As soon as we turned in we saw two bobcats staring at us from appx 200yds. This was the best I could do---NOT GOOD
Around Shoveler's Pond we went and captured this Snowy Egret
...and the two Blue-winged Teal took off
BUT, I was so distraught that I went solo the next day and look what happened...
This White-faced Ibis flew near by (why someone named this bird "white faced" is beyond me)
...and then landed facing the rising sun
This old guy doesn't sport a particularly comfortable looking posture!
This group Teal buzzed by at appx Mach 2!
There is no mistaking a Bald Eagle--even at 200+yards away!!
The Hooded Merganser Drake is something to watch
So my day was already better than the day before, but there was more to come...ANWR was the next stop
Turning onto the Shoveler's loop, I spotted this guy "hiding" in the grass. I was determined to wait him out and redeem myself from the day before...
He walked out on cue and looked back for a quick shot
Back at Whispering Pines---a view of the Clubhouse from the 10th tee
The Pavilion at The Old Mill
The halfway house at The Needler...huge gator up top
Bucks were active around the golf course
This Kingfisher was at work next to the 11th tee
This monster was sunning in front of the 18th tee...I decided to get a little closer...
I think he/she's asleep?...
Uhh, maybe not?!?
Nope, not asleep