Archive for February, 2014

Just around the lake

February 28, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Just around the lake

I had a few more shots from Buchanan that I liked.. so here you go.. a few random from around the lake…

Night Heron

Night Heron

 

 

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Kildeer

Kildeer

 

 

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Buchanan Dam

February 27, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Buchanan Dam

We drove up to the dam to see if the water was still low.. we literally walked out on one side of the dam and shot these photos..great osprey there..

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Lake Buchanan

February 26, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Lake Buchanan

As we walked around the lake we saw a few common birds.. Sparrow and Titmouse Etc… I also included one more shot here to see the impact of the drought on the main lake.. and a shot of the hill country looking off towards Llano

The Lake showing the impact of drought

The Lake showing the impact of drought

 

 

Sparrow.. so many species.. I am not to sure

Sparrow.. so many species.. I am not to sure

 

 

Hill country

Hill country

 

 

Phoebe or flycatcher

Phoebe or flycatcher

 

 

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Lake? Buchanan

February 25, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Lake? Buchanan

Jen and I traveled out to Canyon of the Eagles, and Lake Buchanan, however the lake.. had fallen considerably.. and its here in the hill country NW of Austin you can really see the impact of the drought.. Remember.. NO Diving..

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Northern Shovelers

February 24, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Northern Shovelers

Jen and I went to Hornsby bend and looked around at sunset for some kingfishers…we did not see any kingfishers that night but we did see a lot of norther shoveler ducks..

Shoveling along

Shoveling along

 

 

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Where do Geese go in the Winter?

February 22, 2014  |  Birds  |  1 Comment

Indianola..Indianola Texas  a ghost town east of Port Lavaca that is.. we saw swarms of White fronted and snow geese, so many it almost seemed to blot out the sky… Black necked stilts and Avocets, and Ibis were also plentiful once we got back down near the ocean.

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Port Lavaca

February 20, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Port Lavaca

Industrialized and South of Houston  lies Port Lavaca on the Gulf of Mexico. Its key to Oil refining and on the international shipping channel and also home to some pretty decent birding..On the day we stopped by we only saw some of the usual suspects, Herons and Egrets..and it was eerily calm and quiet..

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San Antonio Bay

February 19, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on San Antonio Bay

We hiked a loop around Dagger point in the Aransas National Wildlife refuge…Beautiful views of  San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico…

San Antonio Bay

San Antonio Bay

 

 

The Map at the mid point

The Map at the mid point

 

 

Mix of Pintails and others

Mix of Pintails and others

 

 

Not all the animals were birds

Not all the animals were birds

 

 

King Bird

King Bird

 

 

The Lone Heron

The Lone Heron

Birds at Aransas National Wildlife refuge

February 18, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Birds at Aransas National Wildlife refuge

Here are some of the birds we saw just near the visitors center at the ANWR…sweet place..

Logger Head Shrike

Logger Head Shrike

 

 

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

 

 

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

 

 

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

 

 

Yellow Bellied Woodpecker

Ladder backed Woodpecker

Sunset on the Beach

February 13, 2014  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Sunset on the Beach

Rockport had a wonderful Sunset that evening..Jen and I strolled on the beach and the Ocean was nearly still.. Happy Valentines day everyone!

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