The upper Texas coast transforms into a massive avian frat house this time of year, with countless birds winging northward across the Gulf of Mexico from their Central and South American winter bungalows. That probably helps to explain why birders, nature photographers and naturalists outnumber sun worshipers on Galveston during the spring. Prior to the annual Galveston FeatherFest, birders and photographers alike are encouraged to submit their photos for prizes.
The contest runs for four weeks. Here is the week three winners!
PhotoFest Week 3 Winners:
Photographer: Susan Ellison
Photo Title: Will You Be Mine
Bird Species: Least Terns
Location: Texas City Dike, Texas City
Photographer: Joseph Smith
Photo Title: Displaying Great Egret
Bird Species: Great Egret
Location: Smith Oaks Rookery
Photographer: Rose Poole
Photo Title: Colorful Pair
Bird Species: Roseate Spoonbill
Location: Smith Oaks Sanctuary, High Island