As you may have noticed, birds don’t seem to care about the coronavirus. The island’s year-round residents are still hanging on the beach and looking for lunch in the wetlands. Our migratory friends in South America are prepping for their Spring flight across the Gulf of Mexico. Normally, this would mean it’s time for FeatherFest!
Unfortunately, FeatherFest was cancelled, however, their photo contest went on as planned. I just received word from the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council that “Sitting Pretty”, a photo of Orchard Oriole by Anthony Louviere is the Grand Prize Winner.
I’m pleased to present all the winners. They might even put a smile on your face.
This Orchard Oriole photo was taken by Anthony Louviere on Galveston Island.
This Long-billed Curlew photo was taken by Gary Seloff on Bolivar Flats.
This Indigo Bunting photo was taken by Barry Hatch at Lafitte’s Cove.
This Brown Pelican photo was taken by Scott Meyer at the Mosquito Fleet Docks in Galveston.
This Gray Catbird photo was taken by Anthony Louviere in Galveston. It won second place, week three.
This Red-winged Blackbird photo was taken by Rose Pool at the Anahuac Wildlife Refuge. It won third place, week three.
This Foster’s Tern photo was taken by Deborah Repasz at the Texas City Dike. It won Honorable Mention, week three.
I Spy with My Little Eye
This Reddish Egret (White Morph) photo was taken by Carlos Guzman at the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve. It won first place, week two.
Lunch is Delivered
This Mississippi Kite photo was taken by Lynne Hughes in Sante Fe, Texas. It won second place, week two.
We are Family
This Cattle Egret photo was taken by Deborah Repasz at Resoft Park in Alvin, Texas. It won third place, week two.
This Blue-winged Teal photo was taken by Gary Seloff at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. It won honorable mention, week two.
This little Green Heron photo was taken by Lynne Hughes on Galveston Island. It won first place, week one.
This Great Egret photo was taken by Gary Seloff at Horsepen Bayou in Harris County. It won second place, week one.
Taking a Drink
This Red-tailed Hawk photo was taken by Sandra Kroeger at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. It won third place, week one.
This Magnolia Warbler photo was taken by Barry Hatch at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. It won honorable mention, week one.
I hope those photos helped brighten your day. Check back next Wednesday for the week two winners.