Who would have thought I’d have ever gotten into birding?! Slap a camera in my hands though and it’s on like Donkey Kong! Getting into photography has really opened my eyes to things I feel I took for granted before. Happy I’m learning more and opening my eyes to new experiences more often nowadays 🙂 …can we all sing kumbayah now:)
Ever since I saw my first Roseate Spoonbill at Galveston State Park in Galveston, Texas I’ve been really fascinated with these comical beauties!! These funny little birds used to be hunted for their plumes for ladies hats and things like that, even their meat sometimes from around 1850-90’s. Then various groups like the Audubon Society got involved in their protection and in the 1940’s they finally were given protection – so happy people stepped up so I could see this creature today! U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects them now.
“In 1835 Colonel James Morgan was appointed agent for a company called the New Washington Association. He immediately purchased for the company an enormous quantity of land in Harrisburg, Liberty & the point at the mouth of the San Jacinto River & Galveston Bay. Here he laid out the town of New Washington (later to become Morgan’s Point). The company brought a number of Scottish highlanders & free blacks from New York, including Emily D. West (the legendary Yellow Rose of Texas) to the colony.” (Source: City of Morgan’s Point)