|Fearless Leader and Capt Tommy behing the Glash|
The one item that I was extremely grateful for was my LensCoat® RainCoat Pro <http://www.lenscoat.com/lenscoat®-raincoat-p-1506.html>. Besides a constant drizzle, we had periods of a soaking rain and my LensCoat Raincoat kept my camera and lens dry. What I like about the LensCoat Raincoat Pro are first, it needs no dedicated eyepiece, it is easy to put on the camera and lens, the Velcro straps help adjust the size of the cover and helps keep it from flapping in the wind and finally, it has been integrated foldout arm sleeve to access the camera controls. Yes, it costs more than some other types of protection for your camera and lens including plastic bags, but the advantages that I listed above make it worthwhile. The LensCoat Raincoat comes in 2 sizes, depending on the size of the lens that you want attach to. I do have both sizes and have found that has been a worthwhile investment.
Whooping Cranes are in endangered species and have a population around 500 birds at the present time. In 1941, there were only 16 living birds and thanks to management efforts involving numerous United States and Canadian government agencies, nonprofit organizations, volunteers and others, the Whooping Cranes are slowly making a comeback. Whooping Cranes are the tallest North American bird and with the sandhill cranes are the only 2 cranes that are regular inhabitants of North America. The population in Texas are migratory and there is a small nonmigratory population in Florida. The cranes feed in shallow water or and feels and love blue crabs, but will eat plant and other small animals.
|Dolphin - then left our wake and since I had just gotten my smaller lens< I missed out on getting photos of it jumping|
|White Ibis - at a distance the black wing tips and look like a crane's wing tips|
|Great Blue Heron|