Elisa’s Selected Favorites, 2011

Northern Mockingbird at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Northern Mockingbird, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas
Known for its ability to learn and remix the songs of other birds, insects and amphibians, Texas’ ubiquitous mixmaster is also quite handsome.


Copperhead snake at Stephen F. Austin State Park
Copperhead, Stephen F. Austin State Park, Texas
This young copperhead seems less threatening with Cottonwood fuzz stuck to its snout.


Great Egret with fish at Corpus Christi, Texas
Great Egret, Corpus Christi, Texas
Surprise, you’re dinner!


Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 9:02 AM
9 o’clock seems a little late for the wildlife to be getting up…


Black Skimmer in flight at Corpus Christi, Texas
Black Skimmer, Corpus Christi, Texas
Skimmers fly low over the water, their lower bill probing just beneath the surface for prey.


Green Heron at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas
Green Heron, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas
After a long day of hunting, this Green Heron takes to the trees at dusk.


juvenile American Alligator at Brazos Bend State Park, Texas.
American Alligator, juvenile, Brazos Bend State Park, Texas.
One does not normally associate “serenity” with “alligator.” Well, here we are.


Male Ladder-backed Woodpecker at Franklin Mtns. State Park, Texas
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, male, Franklin Mtns. State Park, Texas
This species, like many woodpecker species, has a squeaky-toy vocalization which always makes me smile.


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