I finally found some great places in SE Texas to take bird photos that appear to me to be as productive as the Florida locations. The Anahuac NWR and High Island Sanctuaries are about 25 miles apart and about an hour east of Houston. Here are a few from this week at the rookery at Smith Oaks Sanctuary on High Island. Proud Parent watching over the young Gathering nesting materials View attachment 7907 My first Tricolor!! View attachment 7908 Is this a bad hair day or am I just trying to look prettier? View attachment 7909 Lots of Spoonbills too! View attachment 7910 WARNING - Final picture is a Mating photo -- just wanted to warn anyone who doesn't want to see nature at work - or play? Making Whoopie in the tree tops View attachment 7911 Thanks for looking! I'll post some from Anahuac NWR soon.