Sitting and waiting | Brazoria County Photographer

This dove was sitting on the fence waiting for her turn at the feeders.I find that doves are quite patient.

Sometimes if a dove is at the feeder and another one tries to join them they will chase them away because they want to eat alone. Other times I will see five at the same feeder. I guess it depends on who the first dove at the feeder is because there seems to be some pretty bossy doves around.

I love how the vines and fence work so well together with the dove.Sonya Lira Photography Texas Dove

Three in a Row | Sonya Lira Photography

Sitting on the fence that the jasmine vine grows on were these little birds.

Were there three different birds or the same bird taken three times? I will let you decide.

I have no idea what type of bird these are. From a distance, I thought they were chickadees but soon realized they were not. Click the picture to get a bigger image and help me figure how what kind of bird they are.

I know this time of year many birds are migrating from other states and maybe they are not from this area.

Manvel, Texas Photographer Sonya Lira







Cardinal | Texas Photographer

The cardinals does not migrate we get to enjoy their beauty all year.

They eat insects, fruit and seed from dawn till dusk.

I find the males first at the feeders then the females will show up and join him. I love hearing them sing back and forth to each other.

This one, of course, is a male with his bright red feathers.Cardinals are beautiful songbirds.


Texas red bird

I see you | Brazoria County Photographer

Have you ever had that feeling you were being watched?

Three sets of eyes were on me I knew I had to snap a few quick pictures before they were gone.

The Great Tailed Grackle did not show much of its iridescent coloring. It was an overcast day and think that prevented those beautiful colors from showing up. They are such big birds with such long tails. They are noisy, but they photograph beautifully.

Sonya Lira Photography Grackle Texas




Playtime | Sonya Lira Photography

Daisy loves to play, but it is hard to play with her in the cold weather.

We have not had any snow just colder than normal temperatures for Texas.

I threw the ball straight up in the air with my left hand and had my camera in my right hand. I really did not think I could be quick enough to get this shot.

Afterwards, I was wishing I had used her orange ball for added color. We may try it again today.

Boxer Sonya Lira Photography


The little honey bee | Manvel, Texas Photographer

Can you imagine being a worker honey bee?

Their life span is a short 6 – weeks from egg to death and they spend that entire time working.

Honey Bees are responsible for pollinating 1/4 of the crops in the United States and other countries. Many of our berries, fruits and vegetables. They pollinate our flowers so we can have more flowers. The honey bee is very important to all of us. All the blooming things in our yard really appreciate this little bee.

I found this little guy in the pasture in the clover flying from flower to flower. When my husband mowed the pasture he saved them some patches of clover I think they really appreciated it.

I used my Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro lens on this picture.

These tiny little insects are very important to our environment. We need to help them survive so they can help us.

Honey Bee Texas