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The staring and defiant
EAGLE EYES OF TEXAS
are upon you

Series Three
10 Photos

(See Eagle Eyes of Texas - Series 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 )
Eagle - Chevrolet Signage , Yorktown TX
Chevrolet Signage Detail in Yorktown
TE photo, July 2008

In a state that often gets press for things un-natural; thereís still a lot of nature to be found in Texas. Ornithologically-speaking, the Lone Star State is beyond rich.

First, we have the ultimate songster for the state bird. But then again, something like eight other states claim the Mockingbird. For the exotic, weíve got scissor-tailed flycatchers, caracaras, spoonbills, and blue herons. Letís hear other states claim those!

Brownsville has its famed wild parrots and Corpus Christi has its air-force of white pelicans. Rockport has its whooping cranes and every highway overpass between Houston and San Antonio has its springtime colony of swifts. Mentone and Sanderson are overrun with roadrunners and from Beaumont to Fort Davis, everyone and anyone who can mix sugar and water is treated to the antics of migrating hummingbirds. Thanks to the people of Wills Point and Habitat for Ornithology, bluebirds of happiness migrating through NE Texas are positively delirious.

All of the aforementioned species share two basic traits (except grackles and seagulls).

They either want to be alone or want to flock together with their like-feathered brethren.

Grackles and seagulls just want to be fed.

But the species featured in this particular gallery are different. They donít flock together (except on the McLennan County Courthouse dome) and they donít want to be fed. They donít catch flies or run roads. They are not the subject of birdwatchers and indeed Ė (hereís our point) - they are watching us!

Perched over doors of buildings Ė is it a coincidence that these are the very buildings (banks, courthouses and post offices) where we take care of our most personal business?

The unblinking eyes of these sandstone seers, limestone voyeurs and marble eavesdroppers are in every county of the state. While a complete census has yet to be made, this page is Series Three of our inventory.

Young County courthouse eagle
The magnificent Young County courthouse eagle in Graham.
TE Photo 2-04
Moore County Courthouse eagle, Dumas Texas
Moore County Courthouse eagle in Dumas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008
Seguin TX Guadalupe CountyCourthouse Veterans Memorial Eagle
Eagle sculpture on top of the Veteran's Memorial on Guadalupe County courthouse ground in Seguin, Texas.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January, 2008
Pecos, Texas eagle
Pecos, Texas
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels
Pampa TX bank eagle
Pampa Bank Eagle
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
TX - Cottle County courthouse eagle
Cottle County Courthouse eagle,
Paducah, Texas

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
Eagle, Cuero Texas
Cuero, Texas
TE photo, July 2008
Texas Liberty County Courthouse Eagle
Simple layered feather design on the courthouse in Liberty, Texas
TE photo, September 2004
A vegetarian eagle on the Federal Courthouse in Muskogee, Ok.
TE Photo February 2005

February 18, 2009

Eagle Eyes of Texas
Series 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |


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