'On the Edge'
A Spotted Sandpiper
(Actitis macularius) stands at the edge of the Lake Woodlands spillway which flows into Panther Branch below. The genus name 'Actitis' is from Ancient Greek aktites, "coast-dweller".
'Into the Abyss'
The Big Gulp
A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) attempts to swallow a 20 inch Rainbow Trout on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas.
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Male Bald Eagle watching over nest at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands, Texas
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) stands in shallow waters along Panther Branch in The Woodlands.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) with Breeding Plumage
A Great Egret (Ardea alba) displays its breeding plumage while standing along the waters edge of Lake Woodlands.
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
A Great Egret (Ardea alba) stands along the waters edge of Lake Woodlands near Hughes Landing.
A Great Egret (Ardea alba) stands among the reeds along Panther Branch in The Woodlands. Egrets are stealthy aquatic hunters eating everything from frogs, to snakes, to fish.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Sargassum on Beach
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)
Wetland areas along the Gulf Coast not only provide valuable habitat for wildlife, they also help mitigate against storm surge and flooding.
Flock of Seagulls
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