Archive for June, 2013

Paradise pond

June 10, 2013  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Paradise pond

Early on our last morning on Port A, we went back to Paradise pond and saw quite a few Herons and a Cat bird! The juveniles were out also…

 

The Team looks over a Juvenile Heron

The Team looks over a Juvenile Heron

 

 

Juvenile

Juvenile

 

 

Shhh...he is sleeping

Shhh…he is sleeping

 

 

Catbird

Catbird

 

 

Awesome forest growth

Awesome forest growth

Decker lake shots

June 7, 2013  |  Birds, Dogs  |  1 Comment

I had a few shots of the Dogs from Decker Lake.. and we have a Name that Duck contest here…

Name That Duck?

Name That Duck?

 

 

American Coot

American Coot

 

 

 

Casino takes a roll

Casino takes a roll

 

 

 

Chief Doing a little Hunting

Chief Doing a little Hunting

 

 

 

Chief Alerts to something?

Chief Alerts to something?

 

 

Love Cactus

Love Cactus

 

 

This is just incredible..

This is just incredible..

Sunset

June 6, 2013  |  General  |  Comments Off on Sunset

Sunset on the wet lands bordering the International shipping channel and Port Aransas

Sunset

Sunset

 

 

The Wet Lands

The Wet Lands

 

 

Looking up the shore of the Island

Looking up the shore of the Island

 

 

The Channel

The Channel

 

 

Boardwalk Access

Boardwalk Access

 

 

Great Marshy Areas

Great Marshy Areas

 

 

Viewing tower

Viewing tower

Alligator country

June 5, 2013  |  Outdoors, WildLife  |  Comments Off on Alligator country

We were on the island of Port Aransas and in Gator country.. ran across this 14 footer who seemed to wake up and take notice as we approached looking for shore birds around sunset..

Whoa...Gator

Whoa…Gator

 

 

waking up...food around?

waking up…food around?

 

 

I've got my Eye on you

I’ve got my Eye on you

 

 

14 feet at least

14 feet at least

 

 

Jen in the danger zone

Jen in the danger zone

 

 

Rose breasted Grosbeak

Rose breasted Grosbeak

White Eyed Vireo

June 4, 2013  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on White Eyed Vireo

Small Birds seem impossible to photograph.. they never stop moving and they remain in lots of cover…We always seemed to get fleeting glimpses of the species as we looked around.. I snapped a lot of shots to get a few of the White Eyed Vireo..a great spotting for us..

Also photographed here.. the indigo bunting, I like the shot showing them moving into the thicker cover.

 

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

 

 

White Eyed Vireo

White Eyed Vireo

 

 

White Eyed Vireo

White Eyed Vireo

 

 

White Eyed Vireo

White Eyed Vireo

 

 

White Eyed Vireo

White Eyed Vireo

 

 

Intrepid Birders Jennifer and Valarie!

Intrepid Birders Jennifer and Valarie!

 

 

Indigo buntings near thick cover

Indigo buntings near thick cover

Variety at Laguna Atascosa

June 3, 2013  |  General  |  Comments Off on Variety at Laguna Atascosa

The National Wildlife refuge is great for birds.. over 400 species..but we also saw Deer and Coyotes! Plus the Mexican Eagle shown here.. the Crested Cara Cara..

Crested Cara cara

Crested Cara cara

 

 

Kentucky warbler?

Kentucky warbler?

 

 

Deer on the road way

Deer on the road way

 

 

Coyote...a long way off

Coyote…a long way off

 

 

close up.. Nice toupe Eh?

close up.. Nice toupe Eh?

 

 

Western Medowlark

Western Medowlark