Archive for May, 2015

Guns and Knives

May 29, 2015  |  Austin  |  1 Comment

No Story of Texas would be complete with out Guns and Knives…

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Goliad

May 28, 2015  |  Austin  |  2 Comments

We went off to the Story of Texas Museum!

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Ritchie and Barb in Austin

May 19, 2015  |  Family  |  1 Comment

My Cousin Ritchie and his Wife Barb came down to Austin and we had a look around! Super fun!

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Last look at Point Reyes

May 18, 2015  |  Travel  |  Comments Off on Last look at Point Reyes

After the big hike..I drove back down the shoreline for a ways and snapped a few more shots before heading back over the coastal mountains to San Francisco

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Tule Elk

May 15, 2015  |  WildLife  |  Comments Off on Tule Elk

On the shore of the Pacific ocean, a heard of Tule Elk at Point Reyes.. this was a bizarre and beautiful sight! I hiked in about 3 miles to the most remote part of the preserve to see these guys roaming free..

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Point Reyes

May 14, 2015  |  Travel  |  Comments Off on Point Reyes

That about wraps up the birding classic, but I have a few more shots from a beautiful day at Point Reyes..

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Getting some Locals

May 13, 2015  |  Austin, Birds  |  Comments Off on Getting some Locals

Jen and I knew that a great horned owl hung out at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower center so we drove over to get a photo, we also knew there had been wood ducks spotted at Mayfield preserve, so on the last day of the classic we drove around picking up some one offs.. great fun!

 

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

 

Wood Duck Family

Wood Duck Family

 

Red Eared Slider

Red Eared Slider

 

Black Chinned Humming birds at the feeder

Black Chinned Humming birds at the feeder

 

Scrub Jay

Scrub Jay

Closer to home

May 12, 2015  |  Austin, Birds  |  Comments Off on Closer to home

We Birded at Pedernales Falls and Hornsby Bend on the last day of the Classic..great spots close to home..

Eared Grebe

Eared Grebe

 

Great Blue Heron Taking flight

Great Blue Heron Taking flight

 

Goats on the rocks

Goats on the rocks

 

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

 

Pedernales Falls

Pedernales Falls

Avocets on the Wing

May 11, 2015  |  Birds  |  1 Comment

We saw flocks of hundreds and hundreds of American Avocets.. they came streaking by the shoreline..

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The Bolivar Peninsula

May 8, 2015  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on The Bolivar Peninsula

Hugging the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and running about 70 miles or so is a spit of sand called the Bolivar Peninsula, wiped out by hurricanes every once in a while, man keep rebuilding..probably because the beaches are wonderful and endless, birds are everywhere..cool ships drift pass as they head to the busy port of Houston..

 

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Great Blue Heron Fishes in the ocean

Great Blue Heron Fishes in the ocean

 

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Sandpipers

Sandpipers

 

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