Common nighthawks Red bellied woodpecker Cattle egret Scissortail flycatcher Texas sunflower field Bunny Lark sparrow Blue jay!!!!! An excess of punctuation brought on by the joy of seeing one of the blue scamps. When I was little we lived in Chicago and I LOVED Blue jays. We don’t get them in my part of Idaho, … More Closer to Italy TX July 2021
Goose Island State Park https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-island Great park, even during a migration lull. Roseate spoonbill & Lauging gulls Laughing gull Snowy egret White tailed doe White tailed deer
07/01/21 Brown pelicans waiting for the fishermen to clean their catch. They start out being so polite.
6/1/21 Rockport Beach http://www.rockportbeach-texas.com/ Most of these photos were shot through the windshield of my car. Not the best way to get great photos, but at least I have evidence and a reminder. Also, I was just busy staring at the birds. Black skimmers Black skimmer with Laughing gull Laughing gull A Laughing gull for … More Rockport Beach TX July 2021
7/1/21 Padre Island National Seashore https://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm Royal terns Ruddy turnstones More Royal terns Brown pelicans Laughing gull Sky and sea and birds
6/30/21 Hazel Bazemore Park TX https://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/see-and-do/316/hazel-bazemore-park Crested Caracara Shooting through the windshield doesn’t give me the best photos, but it does document the birds I get to see. Here’s one: Great Kiskadee Not just birds but animals too including these wild pigs And this white tailed deer
A day of driving and birding March 18, 2008 And apparently very little photography though I did see some new birds: Chihuahua ravens, Curve billed thrasher, Scaled quail, Cave swallows, Mexican jays, Canyon towhees, Black throated sparrows, and Mexican mallards An entrance The Ranch at Big Bend where we spotted many birds Water in the … More Time Travel: Big Bend 2008
A day of driving and birding March 17, 2008 We saw many birds including Pyrrhuloxias!! They never stayed put long enough to get a photo. One of the several wild peccaries we saw cross the road Texas land of the Longhorns Abandoned adobe on the Pinto Canyon road I wish I knew if these were … More Time Travel: Fort Leaton and Environs 2008
Melinda and I have been working at the advanced skill of birding by ear. She’s better at it than I am. It seems that I have to relearn the difference between a Wilson’s warbler from a Yellow warbler call and I think these are supposed to be fairly straightforward. I don’t have a photo of … More What made that sound?
Melinda and I went out birding a couple of times while I was visiting Italy TX. Shanna went with us both times which is great since she can really spot birds. Dad also came along on one of the drives. I saw my first Blue headed vireo!! Too much fun – Jenny So many, many, … More Near Italy TX – December 2019