Our first destination was the Port Aransas Birding Center where our camera lenses were pointed towards picturesque ponds, surrounded by marsh grasses and a multitude of birds, ducks, heron, cormorants, egrets, brown pelican and others. The flocks of birds accommodated us by flying around, flying over and then landing on the water. Intermixed with the black and white birds were some Roseate spoonbills with their brilliant pink and red plumage that really stood out against the overcast sky. The next location, Copano Bay Fishing Pier, provided interesting scenery while testing our photographic abilities with models and action shots, along with colorful bystanders. Early morning jaunts around the Fulton Marina brought challenges with unique lighting and subjects. Traveling across Aransas Bay by our own private boat to the Refuge where we found whooping cranes, javelina and other creatures. We silently floated up close to the heron rookery. We were reminded to always stay aware, for you never know when you will be delighted by a surfacing dolphin, or a hawk in flight clutching a fish. We then headed off to Goose Island State Park to photograph the oldest living oak tree, a hidden heron rookery and brown pelican. Rockport Beach had an abundance of laughing seagulls that were eagerly flying and hovering around some people in anticipation of being fed. The diversity of locations and subjects was absolutely amazing.