Mudbug madness at Brazos Bend

Yesterday morning my husband and I visited Brazos Bend State Park. I’ve been multiple times in the past but my visit yesterday was the best BY FAR! I’m not sure if it was due to the recent rains or what, but all of the animals were very active and feasting on the bountiful crawfish. The trails were LITTERED with crawfish shells, the birds were fighting each other over them and I even witnessed an alligator feeding frenzy! I was also excited because right off the bat I was able to get a decent shot of an anhinga, something which I’ve never been able to do before (they’ve always been too far away). I also got some great shots of a pied-billed grebe, which I’ve never even seen before.

All in all, I took over 400 pictures but was able to narrow it down considerably. The pictures below are a few of my favorites (click on them to be taken to their respective galleries on my website).

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for an outtake!

American Alligator

American Alligator

Little Blue Heron

Pied-billed Grebe

Yellow-crowned Night Heron


BONUS: My failed attempt to capture an alligator lunging for prey (which still turned out kind of awesome). This is what happens when you take the camera away from your face for a split second!!!

American Alligator

American Alligator


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  1. Pingback: Brazos Bend State Park during migration? « Stephanie Faith's Blog

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