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High Island, Texas - April 2008

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Grebes
Waders
Ten days were spent at the Upper Texas coast around the High Island, Bolivar Peninsula, Anahuac and Sabine Woods areas with a visit to Brazos Bend via Galveston. No major fall-outs were experienced but there were a couple of reasonable ones that brought in a lot of birds to keep me going. In some areas, such as the Boy Scout Wood photo blind, low light meant I had to use high ISO settings, ISO 640-800, along with F stops in the region of 4.5 to have any hope of of getting any sharp images. Some are clearly a little grainier than preferred as well as having a shallow depth of field, this can sometimes be seen where birds are at an angle and the tail is out of focus. Also as I did not use flash there are 'hot spots' in some images (areas of bright sunlight filtering through the canopy and reflective water droplets).


Pelicans
Doves
Spoonbills & Ibis
Cormorants
Terns & Skimmers
Gulls
Wildfowl
Swifts
Woodpeckers
Raptors
Passerines
Rails
Alligators
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