Archive for July, 2014

The Fence

July 31, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  1 Comment

Being on the border is definitely strange.. having travelled near and in Canada a lot growing up, our border to the south has a different feel and the fence does not feel as friendly as I would like.. We should be kind to folks coming to visit us..Also here are a few Random shots from Quinta Mazatlan

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Jungle

July 30, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Jungle

Sabal Palms sanctuary was like a Jungle.. it was nearing 100 degrees and absolutely still.. tannin laden waters with Lizards and snakes all around.. We hiked around the water features and right up to the survey markers for the Border.. What an adventure! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Sabal Palms

July 29, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  1 Comment

Sabal Palms Located in no mans Land between the Border fence and the Mexico border, this is about as far south as you can go and still be in US territory. Its a beautiful and critical sanctuary for birds and a wonderful old home to explore!

 

Rabb Plantation

Rabb Plantation

 

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Randoms from Estero Llano Grande

July 28, 2014  |  Family  |  Comments Off on Randoms from Estero Llano Grande

Some Pictures I kinda liked from the Little cam.. one shot of the team here… The Scott Free Family Birders

Tools at the Pump House

Tools at the Pump House

 

The Scott Free Family Birders

The Scott Free Family Birders

 

Dryer than usual

Dryer than usual

 

Well... its not going to Hike itself..Heading out on a longish walk

Well… its not going to Hike itself..Heading out on a longish walk

 

Some of the monotony along that road walk

Some of the monotony along that road walk

 

Pulling up to the Border fence...

Pulling up to the Border fence…

Hidalgo

July 25, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Hidalgo

Right on the Border of Mexico, lies Hidalgo Texas…a quaint little town with a rep for Killer bees!

The Border with Mexico

The Border with Mexico

 

 

Landscaping

Landscaping

 

 

Jen Makes a Call

Jen Makes a Call

 

 

We did not swim

We did not swim

 

 

Be Careful!

Be Careful!

 

 

The Leader of the killer bee Army coming NORTH!

The Leader of the killer bee Army coming NORTH!

Black beards

July 24, 2014  |  Food  |  4 Comments

Located on S. Padre Island, Blackbeard’s Seafood.. or they should call it all things fried.. actually.. there were some grilled items.. hehe… Cheers!

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Little Cam

July 23, 2014  |  Birds  |  1 Comment

I finally downloaded the little cam from the birding classic.. lots of great shots of the family and small stuff!

Tools of the trade for Birders

Tools of the trade for Birders

 

The Crew at Dawn on the Hawk Tower

The Crew at Dawn on the Hawk Tower

 

 

The Rio Grande River

The Rio Grande River

 

Best western in Mcallen

Best western in Mcallen

 

The Rio Grand used to run here..

The Rio Grand used to run here..

nesting material

July 22, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on nesting material

The folks at Pedernales leave out some old stuffing from a pillow or a dog toy.. it makes for excellent nesting material for the hummingbirds..

Just grabbing a little

Just grabbing a little

 

 

Nesting material

Nesting material

 

 

Mourning dove

Mourning dove

 

 

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

Splash of color

July 21, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Splash of color

At Pedernales we got a splash of color from some Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and a Painted bunting.. Oh…and a Squirrel got a drink of water…

Western Scrub Jay coming in for a landing

Western Scrub Jay coming in for a landing

 

Warbler Takes a bath

Warbler Takes a bath

 

Squirrel gets a drink

Squirrel gets a drink

 

Painted bunting

Painted bunting

 

Ruby Throat Hummingbird

Ruby Throat Hummingbird

 

Ruby Throat

Ruby Throat

Birds at Pedernales

July 18, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Birds at Pedernales

Pedernales St. Park has a great bird blind.. 2 sides with a glassed area and all of the features to bring in what ever happens to be passing through. Saw some great little birds in there, but the sighting of the day was the group of Mississippi Kites waking up at the top of a dead spike

Mississippi Kites

Mississippi Kites

 

House Finch

House Finch

 

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler

 

Just a little guy

Just a little guy

 

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