Archive for January, 2014

Crested Caracara

January 31, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Crested Caracara

Sometimes called the Mexican Eagle, the Crested Caracara is like a vulture and helps keep our planet clean..When you see him flying by he can be mistaken for a Bald eagle in an instant, but after a look he is pretty easy to identify.. also shown here the White and Glossy Ibis from the wetlands we were visiting.

Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara

 

 

Has a huge meal

Has a huge meal

 

 

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Turkey Bulture Waits his turn

Turkey Vulture Waits his turn

 

 

Nope.. not giving it up yet

Nope.. not giving it up yet

 

 

White Ibis

White Ibis

 

 

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Heron Tracks

January 30, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Heron Tracks

Along the coastal wetlands it was drier than normal so we were able to see some Heron tracks in the drying mud.. reminded us of dinosaurs!

Heron Tracks

Heron Tracks

 

 

Night Herons on an island

Night Herons on an island

 

 

Also some raccoon tracks here

Also some raccoon tracks here

 

 

Not 100% identified by me yet.. looks like a blue heron with brown markings

Not 100% identified by me yet.. looks like a blue heron with brown markings

 

 

Wetlands S. of rock port

Wetlands S. of rock port

Coastal Oaks

January 29, 2014  |  Birds  |  1 Comment

We walked around to some of the public docks looking for some birds…The Coastal Oak trees are amazing..bent to the prevailing winds after 100’s of years of on shore breeze…

 

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Long Billed Curlew

Long Billed Curlew

 

Cormorants waking up

Cormorants waking up

Rockport Texas

January 28, 2014  |  WildLife  |  Comments Off on Rockport Texas

Jen and I won a trip at an auction for Travis Audubon to Rockport Texas! Condo and Boat trip to see Whooping Cranes.. here is the view from our Condo..

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Same view in the day time

Same view in the day time

 

Same View in the day time

Same View in the day time

LBJ Museum

January 27, 2014  |  Austin  |  Comments Off on LBJ Museum

On a cold Saturday morning Jen and I went to the newly remodeled LBJ presidential library.. its really nice!

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The carved presidential symbol

The carved presidential symbol

 

Anamatronic LBJ tells Jokes

Anamatronic LBJ tells Jokes

 

 

Lady birds office

Lady birds office

 

 

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View from the upper floor

View from the upper floor

 

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All of LBJ's archives

All of LBJ’s archives

 

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Cocktails

January 24, 2014  |  Austin  |  Comments Off on Cocktails

Well the weekend is upon us.. and it was very cold last night but we expect temps to rebound into the 70’s this weekend.. what better time than the weekend to get out and have a drink..

The chocolatini at CU29

The chocolatini at CU29

 

A new twist on an Old fashion gets a torching at CU29

A new twist on an Old fashion gets a torching at CU29

 

The Shiner Tap at the North Door..I think these were free that night

The Shiner Tap at the North Door..I think these were free that night

 

A fine whiskey with a big chunk of Ice..at Ten Oak

A fine whiskey with a big chunk of Ice..at Ten Oak

 

A very unique Mojito at CU29

A very unique Mojito at CU29

 

The Mexican Martini..after Voting at Sully's Side Bar

The Mexican Martini..after Voting at Sully’s Side Bar

 

A White Wine at Top Golf

A White Wine at Top Golf

Inside the Capitol

January 23, 2014  |  Austin  |  Comments Off on Inside the Capitol

Looking up at the Dome on the inside is fantastic.. I don’t think pictures can do it justice..

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Monuments

January 22, 2014  |  Austin  |  Comments Off on Monuments

All around the capitol are monuments, folks remembering the battles and events that lead up the the great state of Texas!

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A Hawk finds it perch at the very top of the Capitol

A Hawk finds it perch at the very top of the Capitol

 

 

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On the Capitol Grounds

January 21, 2014  |  Austin  |  Comments Off on On the Capitol Grounds

While Mike and Kathy and Family were in town, we visited the capitol and looked around..

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Close up

January 20, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Close up

I Had a few shots of some butterflies from a Decker lake hike.. I tried to get a little closer but it can be tough..

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Gratuitous shot of Chuck

Gratuitous shot of Chuck

 

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