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Wildlife outside Houston

So this past weekend (Sunday) a friend of mine and her visiting cousin took a trip to Brazos Bend State Park.  The park is located off FM 762 about 30 min south of Sugar Land or an hour south of Cypress (where I hold up).  So we took off early about 6am as to get there when the park opened at 7am and to try and beat some of the heat (ya didn’t happen there).  This park is a great place to visit to take pictures of birds and alligators,  however, I strongly believe that the activity this late in the summer is lacking compared to the spring migration time (March/ April).  There was still some birds on the water to photograph and I have included a few examples below but overall it was a lacking day.

So, if you wanna photograph birds and are in the Houston area, Brazos Bend State Park is a great place to start.  The best times are when the park first opens (or before if you have a pass and on the early guest list) or about an hour or so before sunset.  These seem the best times and when birds are most active.  If you are into macro and like taking pictures of the little crawlers, there are great fields to wade through.  Bugs seem to be best to photograph in the morning or on cool days as they don’t move as quick.

So go check it out and be sure to bring your camera.  It’s a great place to go to get out of the city and easily a day or 1/2 day or even less of a trip from Houston.

You can find my full collection of Brazos Bend State Park photos on my site or by clicking HERE. You can also order unmarked prints if interested through my site as well.  Enjoy cheers.

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