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UPDATED January 18, 2015. Thank you for visiting!  I'm Jay S. Mangum from Kingwood, Texas. The equipment used after Dec 2006 is Canon Rebel series (XT1, T3i and T2i). A Minolta Konica DimageZ3 (point and shoot) was used from March 2005 to November 2006 photos, and a twin lens reflex for the old dragster photos.  If you have info on those unidentified subjects, please let me know.  I am happy to answer any questions and my email address is jaymangum73@gmail.com. Many thanks to friends Wayne Wendel, Aubrey Cruse, Scott Meyer, the late Ken Coleman, Jimmy Hemphill, Dave Billingsley, Frank Farese, David McDonald, Ed Agostini, the late Greg Grimes, Nancy Fisher and Damien Carey for their tutelage, fellowship, assistance and ideas. All photo rights reserved.



Selected favorites from all jaybirdseye galleries.

Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:48am CST

Structures, Nightscapes, Landmarks & Fireworks

Time exposures, Disney sites, cityscapes and old wooden landmarks.

Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:44am CST

Purple Gallinules, Anahuac NWR 2014

At Anahuac NWR in south Texas Hurricane Ike resulted in a complete kil ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:37am CST

U.S. Grand Prix 2014

The United States Formula One race for 2014 was again at Circuit of th ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:30am CST

California Surfing Late Nov. 2014

On Thanksgiving week 2014 in Encinitas, California (north of San Diego ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:26am CST

Anahuac NWR January 19, 2015

I had had no luck getting close to male Northern Shovelers in my first ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:21am CST

Waterfowl, Wading Birds

Primarily Herons, Egrets, Ducks, and other birds that live around wate ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:15am CST

Anahuac NWR January 16, 2015

Spent Friday 1-16-15 with Aubrey Cruse III and enjoyed the surprise bi ...

Updated: Jan 18, 2015 1:24am CST

Yosemite and California, February 2010

With each February trip to Yosemite I discover more of Yosemite's wint ...

Updated: Nov 03, 2014 7:56pm CST

Birds 2012

Updated: Oct 20, 2014 4:42pm CST

Best of Utah

Utah and northern Arizona are a hiker's paradise and dazzling places t ...

Updated: Sep 03, 2014 8:37pm CST

Arches Nat'l Park & Canyonlands, March 2013

Arches National Park has some unique and monstrous rock formations. Se ...

Updated: Sep 03, 2014 8:37pm CST

Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park 2013

Geography and weather patterns make Mt. Rainier National Park the snow ...

Updated: Jun 24, 2014 6:33pm CST

Dolomite Mountains, Tyrolia and Innsbruck, Austria

Day 6 of a 13-day run through Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. ...

Updated: Jun 24, 2014 6:31pm CST

nature and misc

Updated: Jun 24, 2014 6:11pm CST

Country Scenes and Courthouses

My friend Wayne Wendel has inspired me to open this gallery after runn ...

Updated: Jun 24, 2014 6:05pm CST

High Island & Galveston, Spring 2014

Repeat visits to the drip by Painted and Indigo Buntings plus Baltimor ...

Updated: Jun 24, 2014 5:46pm CST

Bluebonnet run, April 11, 2014

To Wayne, Dave and Scott; It worked out perfect today and the Bluebonn ...

Updated: Jun 24, 2014 5:37pm CST

Zion National Park, March 2013

Angel's Landing Trail and The Narrows Virgin River hike are in separat ...

Updated: Jun 24, 2014 5:33pm CST

High Island rookery, June 7, 2014

A hurried and hasty trip up the steps to the rookery at High Island yi ...

Updated: Jun 16, 2014 9:55am CST

Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona, March 22nd and 23rd, 2013


Updated: May 19, 2014 8:22pm CST

Cars, Machines, Art and Abstracts

Cars, machines, art and abstracts concentrating on transportation.

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 8:15pm CST

Austria, 2011

Some of the original church photos in this collection are large, which ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 8:12pm CST

Cape Cod,Boston,Mystic Port

After a pleasant half day in Plymouth, a tropical storm crashed in and ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 8:10pm CST

Paris, France, August 2010

These are a sample of about 2000 photos I took in Paris. We only scra ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 8:08pm CST

Rome, Italy 2010

Here are photos of Rome only, but other galleries cover the rest of ou ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 8:06pm CST

Germany 2011

This was a Globus bus tour of Central Europe in late May and early Jun ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 8:04pm CST

Southern England and our cruise ship, 2012

We spent two great days in London and saw a lot before we headed to So ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 7:50pm CST

Bryce Canyon, Utah March 2013

Bryce Canyon at 7000 feet elevation can be very cold in March as it wa ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 7:39pm CST

Florence, Italy- August 2010

A city of amazing, incredible architecture, art and history.

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 7:36pm CST

Alaska, Summer 2013

On this 2013 Alaskan tour we stayed in the Inside Passage. Good weathe ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 7:26pm CST

High Island Bird Migration 2013

Audobon's Boy Scout Woods, the perennial hot spot in Texas for spring ...

Updated: Jan 16, 2014 11:45pm CST

Angel's Landing, Zion, March 24, 2013

Many thanks to the visionaries who carved Angel's Landing Trail in Zio ...

Updated: Jan 11, 2014 12:25am CST

Monument Valley

Hiring a personal guide to see Monument Valley is a great way to enjoy ...

Updated: Dec 24, 2013 8:18am CST

Austin F1 Grand Prix 2013

Formula One's second visit to Circuit of the Americas on November 16th ...

Updated: Dec 02, 2013 12:05pm CST

Zion Narrows,Virgin River Canyon, March 2013

The Virgin River has cut a 2000 foot deep slot through Zion National P ...

Updated: Aug 11, 2013 10:16pm CST

Reddish Egrets, San Luis Pass, June 2013

In nature photography when you find a cooperative creature you try to ...

Updated: Jun 14, 2013 3:07pm CST

Norway-North Cape, Bergen, Geiranger, Tromso, Flam and Stavanger

When you can squeeze a half dozen waterfalls into one photo you are in ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2013 11:32pm CST

Wings Over Houston Saturday 2012

Updated: Jan 05, 2013 11:23am CST

Wings Over Houston Sunday Airshow 2012

Updated: Jan 05, 2013 11:22am CST

U.S. Grand Prix 2012, Circuit of the Americas

Try the SLIDESHOW OPTION to see the images larger and much clearer (to ...

Updated: Nov 21, 2012 1:30am CST

High Island 2012

The spring migration season on the Texas Gulf Coast was a downer for b ...

Updated: Nov 11, 2012 11:17pm CST

High Island, Spring 2010

After 5 active years of basically fruitless Painted Bunting pursuit, i ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:52pm CST

Vintage Dragsters of the '60's

Original 1960's color pics of fuelers and funny cars from drag races i ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:45pm CST

Brazos Bend State Park, May 27, 2009

Pictured at the far right of the first photo is the late Ken Coleman. ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:40pm CST

High Island & Quintana, Tx., April 2009

In the spring, bird watchers and photographers descend on High Island, ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:39pm CST

Alaska late Aug.2008, Mangum's

The scenery was amazing. Continuous cloud cover (we never saw the sun) ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:32pm CST

California Condors

The spectacular California Condor, a very rare and highly endangered s ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:29pm CST

Sunny Alaska July 2009

NEW PHOTOS 8-2-09, now all in proper sequence of the trip.. We made up ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:21pm CST

Bodie Calif. Ghost Town and Twin Lakes Cal.

Located in the barren hills of eastern California a few miles north of ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:08pm CST

Other Birds

All other birds incl. smaller birds, Birds of Prey, Hummingbirds, etc. ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:05pm CST

Drag Racing Texas State Championships 2011, nostalgia dragsters

The Texas State Championships race, run by the Texas Timing Associatio ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 11:41am CST

Other Wildlife And Flowers

Dragonfiles, butterflies, wild flowers, reptiles.

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 11:25am CST

Venice and Assisi, Italy August 2010

A huge city resisting the relentless sea and a Medieval city on a hill ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 11:18am CST

Pisa, Italy and Nice France

Also includes the Medieval fortress city of St. Paul de Vence, Classic ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 11:01am CST

Covered Bridges, New England

Fall colors plus charming structures in Vermont and New Hampshire made ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 9:22am CST

2011-WWII Aircraft on Final Approach-Wings Over Houston

As the only son of a career aircraft designer and flight test engineer ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 9:13am CST

Texas Birds 2011

Use the slideshow mode to view the photos. They show up much clearer w ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 8:57am CST

Switzerland 2011, Panoramas

Our visit to Switzerland in early June 2011. These panoramas on page 1 ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 8:41am CST

Lofoten Islands, Norway, June 2012

In a land of clouds and rain, great weather graced us every day. These ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 8:24am CST

Texas Nitro Championships, 2012

Nitro was the word May 5, 2012 at San Antonio Raceway. Vintage dragste ...

Updated: Jun 14, 2012 2:20pm CST

Wood Ducks

Cooperative Wood Ducks in morning sun light. Taken Oct 15, 2011 at Her ...

Updated: Feb 12, 2012 10:49pm CST

Victorian Homes-Martha's Vineyard

If you love "gingerbread" houses, Martha's Vineyard is your candy stor ...

Updated: Nov 04, 2010 1:13pm CST

American Landscapes

Mountains, Waterfalls, Beaches, Sunsets,etc.

Updated: Mar 02, 2010 6:29pm CST

My Smug Mug

Chasing West Texas birds at Choke Canyon, Texas with Wayne Wendel, Spr ...

Updated: May 25, 2008 8:03pm CST