Archive for July, 2013

Port Aransas

July 31, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Port Aransas

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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife refuge

July 30, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife refuge

One of the Larger Refuges on the Laguna Madre.. The American Ocelot still runs free. We never saw this little guy who resembles a leopard, but it felt great to be a in wild place where that kind of animal can still roam.

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Laguna Madre

July 29, 2013  |  General, Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Laguna Madre

Between the Mainland and S. Padre Island lies a big and shallow bay… Laguna Madre!

Laguna Madre

Laguna Madre

 

 

Boardwalk on S, Padre

Boardwalk on S, Padre

 

 

Sunset at the convention center

Sunset at the convention center

 

 

Laguna Madre from Anacosta NWR

Laguna Madre from Anacosta NWR

 

 

From the bay looking back to the city

From the bay looking back to the city

 

 

Wrist bands to show entry to the World Birding centers

Wrist bands to show entry to the World Birding centers

Puppy Update

July 26, 2013  |  Dogs  |  2 Comments

You asked for it, You got it! This Friday we have a guest post featuring Jen’s shots of our New little man in the clan.. Chuck. He is doing great! Chuck recognizes his name very well and comes when called. He is a nutty little guy and liked to tumble around alot. So far everyone is having a blast with the little guy!

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Nilles-Bristol Birders

July 25, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Nilles-Bristol Birders

Here is the crew from our Birding team.. and some shots from Reseca De Palma St. Park.. an Amazing Place.

 

Cat tails

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Welcome to the park

Welcome to the park

 

 

The Nilles-Bristol Birders

The Nilles-Bristol Birders

 

 

Reseca

Reseca

 

 

Wow! What a sightings list

Wow! What a sightings list

 

 

The Driver

The Driver

 

 

Reseca

Reseca

Santa Ana

July 24, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  2 Comments

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.. This was our first glimpse of the Rio Grande and Old Mexico on the other side.. we also saw some spots where folks had Swam across and left some clothing as they changed and tried to mingle in.

Very cool Raptor Viewing towers also..

Our first Glimpse of the Rio Grande

Our first Glimpse of the Rio Grande

 

 

Climbing the raptor tower

Climbing the raptor tower

 

 

Discarded clothes and such possibly from someone swimming across the river

Discarded clothes and such possibly from someone swimming across the river

 

 

Early morning in the Rio Grande Valley

Early morning in the Rio Grande Valley

 

 

The Adjacent Suspension bridge to the Raptor tower we were on

The Adjacent Suspension bridge to the Raptor tower we were on

 

 

The Suspension bridges starting tower

The Suspension bridges starting tower

 

 

a Reseca before hiking down to the River

a Reseca before hiking down to the River

S. Padre

July 23, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on S. Padre

I had a lot of shots off the Little cam from the Birding trip.. Most are of the areas we were at rather than the birds.. Here we get a look at the beach at S. Padre IslandĀ OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Choke Canyon

July 22, 2013  |  General, Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Choke Canyon

Choke Canyon Reservoir in S. Texas..Blustery day for Texas in these shots….then Jen Visits a giant Heron and on the bottom..an Alligator Gar from the Rio Grande River..

Blustery Day at Choke Can yon

Blustery Day at Choke Canyon

 

 

No one out

No one out

 

 

Choke Canyon

Choke Canyon

 

 

Giant Heron

Giant Heron

 

 

Alligator Gar

Alligator Gar

Wrapping up S. Texas

July 19, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Wrapping up S. Texas

I had a few more shots from our trip to Galveston and High Island..These are actually from Anahuac National Wildlife refuge we hit on the way home from High Island.. great spot!

Amadillo

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Gallinda?

Gallinda?

 

 

Green heron

Green heron

 

 

 

American Alligator

American Alligator

 

 

The Swamps of Anahuac

The Swamps of Anahuac

 

 

Big Garter Snake

Big Garter Snake

Minneapolis

July 18, 2013  |  General  |  2 Comments

The Twin Cities! Jewel of the Mississippi..

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