Archive for July, 2016

Sights of Downtown Las Vegas

July 28, 2016  |  Travel  |  1 Comment

Chris and I were in Sin City over the Memorial day weekend…These are from Downtown on East Fremont street…

Out Front of the El Cortez

Out Front of the El Cortez

 

The Container Park

The Container Park

 

A....Motel...now just a parking lot...

A….Motel…now just a parking lot…

 

Atomic Liquors

Atomic Liquors

 

A Little Downtown Art..

A Little Downtown Art..

Goose Island

July 27, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Goose Island

Our second day of the Texas Two Step contest was at Goose Island.. while not as productive as Charlie’s Pasture.. it was beautiful and full of fun birds!

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher

 

Catbird

Catbird

 

Thought to ID, but I think Lincoln Sparrow

Tough to ID, but I think Lincoln Sparrow

 

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

 

Alien Life form

Alien Life form

Shore birds

July 26, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Shore birds

We shot a few of these photos right along the road in Port A… then we moved on to Goose Island St. Park .

Female Red wing black Bird

Female Red wing black Bird

 

Squirrel on the Feeder

Squirrel on the Feeder

 

Ibis

Ibis

 

Dowitcher

Dowitcher

 

Black necked Stilt

Black necked Stilt

American Redstart

July 25, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on American Redstart

One of my favorite birds on the trip, the American Redstart..and a few commons!

American redstart

American redstart

 

Catbird

Catbird

 

Female Oriel

Female Oriole

 

Grey Catbird

Grey Catbird

 

Cattle Egrets

Cattle Egrets

Just a bite

July 22, 2016  |  Food  |  1 Comment

Really I only tasted these entrees… never really ate them all…LOL

Bloody Mary at the Park

Bloody Mary at the Park

 

Boneless wings and Tots at the Park

Boneless wings and Tots at the Park

 

Fried Mac and Cheese balls at the Park in Vegas

Fried Mac and Cheese balls at the Park in Vegas

 

Burger and Jalapeño tots at the Frisco

Burger and Jalapeño tots at the Frisco

 

Chopped Steak at the Frisco

Chopped Steak at the Frisco

Ruddy Duck

July 21, 2016  |  Birds  |  1 Comment

One of the funniest looking…yet sophisticated ducks around!

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck

 

Ruddy duck and his Lady friend

Ruddy duck and his Lady friend

 

Neo Tropic Cormorants

Neo Tropic Cormorants

 

Sora

Sora

 

Pie Billed Grebe

Pie Billed Grebe

Predator

July 20, 2016  |  WildLife  |  1 Comment

This Giant reptile is the top of the food chain in this pond…we got up close!

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a possible snack? This is a Sora

 

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More from the Pond

July 19, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on More from the Pond

A few more shots of the common birds at Paradise Pond in Port Aransas.

 

White Eyed Vireo

Bells Vireo

 

Scarlet Tanager

Summer Tanager

 

White Ibis

White Ibis

 

Grey Catbird

Grey Catbird

 

Ladder Back Woodpecker

Ladder Back Woodpecker

Ladder back

July 18, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Ladder back

The Ladder back woodpecker made an appearance, along with the night heron..

 

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Paradise Pond

July 15, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Paradise Pond

Nearly Connected to Charlie’s Pasture is a Small boardwalk with a lot of Birds…Paradise pond..

Red Eared Slider

Red Eared Slider

 

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

 

Cormorant

Cormorant

 

Night Heron

Night Heron