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Photography at the Murphy Park Rookery, Taylor TX

The rookery at Murphy Park has Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, cormorants, and Black-bellied Whistling Duck. More bird species may appear before sunset. This is a wonderful location to practice shooting birds and there is no other location like this in central Texas that is so publicly accessible.  We will meet at the park between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. 

I think the best shots will be on the west side of the island. Let's gather there.

Bug spray or long pants suggested for the park.

For information, maps, and eBird data about Murphy Park, visit Central Texas Birding.


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  • Stanley J.

    The meetup site was excellent with some challenges unless you had a super telephoto lens (lol). I arrived early to investigate the surrounding area. It was a nice a park with some excellent plantings to attract insects.

    August 17, 2014

  • Carol Fox H.

    Hi Everyone! I have a funeral to attend Saturday morning, so I'm not sure I will make it to the rookery. I hope to get there but I will be driving in from Goliad. If I don't make it, please be sure to share your awesome photos here!

    August 14, 2014

  • Stanley J.

    I will be going and will meet any or all at Murphy Park. West side of the island.

    August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could go, but I will have too much work and school related stuff going on that week.

    July 31, 2014

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