This February we decided to take a trip down to south Texas for a week. This is about the fifth time we have made this trip. It is a great place to go in the winter. Michelle likes getting away from the Minnesota winter and enjoying the sun. I go for the wildlife. The Rio Grande in south Texas is probably the best birding location in the United States. There are many species of birds there that cannot be found any where else in the US. There are also many different species of butterflies and dragonflies. Unfortunately we went a little earlier this year so there were not as many insects as we have seen on past trips.
This year we were able to photograph quite a few new life birds. This however was not one of them. The little blue heron is fairly common around the gulf coast. But just because it is common in Texas does not mean that it is not something special for us to photograph. This is a species that we do not see here in the cold waters of Minnesota.It was fun to watch this one hunting around the vegetation. Several different times he caught what appeared to be crustaceans of some sort.