Whooper Snapper - A whooping crane threatens a whistling duck and chases it away from its feeding area.
Vigilant Foraging - A whooping crane parent maintains vigilance while the juvenile forages.
Crane Crossing - Two adult whooping cranes cross in opposite directions providing maximum oversight for predators and other threats.
Whooper Wingbeat Harmony
Whooper Wing Harmony - A whooping crane juvenile and its parent are in synchronized wingbeat harmony while in flight.
Whooper Whopper -A Whooping Crane takes off from the waters of Aransas Bay. Whooping cranes are the tallest birds in North America - 5 1/2 feet tall.
Whooper Family Foraging
Whooper Family Foraging - A whooping Crane family of 2 adults and a juvenile are foraging in a grassy field for prey.
Strutting Juvenile - A juvenile whooping crane struts while foraging for prey. The juvenile has a brownish head and neck.
Strutting Adult Whooper
Strutting Adult Whooper - An adult whooping crane struts while looking for prey.
Standing Tall - A whooping crane family of three, two adults and one juvenile are standing tall. In fact, 5 1/2 feet tall.
Siren Squawk - An adult whooping crane sounds the alarm with a squawk to other family members about nearby danger and takes flight.
Blue Crab Special
Blue Crab Special - A whooping crane snatches a blue crab from the waters of a bay.
Call of the Whooper
Call of the Whooper - A whooping crane squawks its loud, bugle call to family members.
Whooper Family Takeoff
Whooper Family Takeoff - A whooping crane family of two adults and one juvenile get a running start as they prepare for takeoff.
Red-tailed Hawk Pair Watch For Prey
A pair of red-tailed hawks sit on a branch side-by-side and watch for prey in the fields below them.
Mexican Eagle Proud
Mexican Eagle Proud - A crested caracara, also known as the Mexican Eagle, stands tall and proud as Mexico's National Bird.
Caracara Talons on Target
Caracara Talons on Target - A Crested Caracara also known as the Mexican Eagle, with wings in a braking position and talons extended prepares to land on a branch.
Hungry Hunter - A crested caracara, also known as the Mexican Eagle, has a very hungry look.
Caracara's Fight For Top Spot
Fight For The Top Spot - Two Crested Caracara's, also known as Mexican Eagles, fight for the top spot on a perch.
Caracara In The Landing Zone
Caracara in the Landing Zone - A crested caracara, also know as a Mexican Eagle spreads its wings in preparations for a landing.
Caracara On Edge
Caracara on Edge - A crested caracara, also known as the Mexican Eagle, scans for prey and is ready to pounce.
Do It Yourself House Construction
Do It Yourself House Construction - Red-tailed hawk brings building material to nest while early morning sun highlights tail feathers.
Rhapsody in Red
A male cardinal spreads its beautiful red wings in preparation for a landing.
Wait Your Turn
A male cardinal appears to be waiting for another male cardinal to finish its bath.
A male cardinal steps up along a branch in an perfect profile position.
Shake, Rattle and Roll
A female cardinal shakes water from its feathers after bathing in pond with reflection.
A male cardinal drinks from a pond as ripples are reflected on its feathers.
A male cardinal with a mirror like reflection contemplates a bath or a drink of water
Red in the Rain
A male cardinal perched on a cactus is a vibrant red from the soaking rain while eating seeds.