Archive for August, 2016

Great Birding habitat

August 31, 2016  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Great Birding habitat

These photos can give a sense of what Migratory birds are looking for.. Coastal Oak Mots near Aransas National wildlife refuge and wetlands bordering pasture in Port Aransas..both incredible spots..

Giant Lizards

Giant Lizards

 

Looking inland at Charlie's pasture

Looking inland at Charlie’s pasture

 

Jen walks the trail as I look down from the Hawk tower

Jen walks the trail as I look down from the Hawk tower

 

Charlies Pasture

Charlies Pasture

 

Wonderful Oak Mot in Aransas National wildlife refuge

Wonderful Oak Mot in Aransas National wildlife refuge

Black Cat Lake

August 30, 2016  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Black Cat Lake

Located near Lufkin Texas, in the Boggy Slough area, Black cat lake is a wonderful Pontoon ride.. and we had a great guide..

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City Randoms

August 29, 2016  |  Austin  |  Comments Off on City Randoms

These are a few shots from around the city on a bike ride..

Where I work

Where I work

 

Waller Creek Where it meets town lake

Waller Creek Where it meets town lake

 

Waller Creek Project

Waller Creek Project

 

Shoal creek near 30th

Shoal creek near 30th

 

Shoal creek Trail

Shoal creek Trail

Casino

August 26, 2016  |  Dogs  |  1 Comment

I have a little story for National Dog Day!

Our dog Casino is a special boy.. big and sweet, kinda slow and easy going….

While out on a major romp in the national forest Casino chased the other dogs around the woods and I captured a few shots of him trying to keep up..Here in the first shot we see Casino looking confident, strong.. he sees the tree he needs to hop over and looks like he has good clearance and height..

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Casino looking confident..

its in this middle that Casino notices that he might not have enough air or distance to actually make this leap..

I'm not so sure..

I’m not so sure..

He has Paws on the obstacle but that is not going to get him up and over… so our fearless hero slides back down to sitting position and looks for support from the pack!

Hey...Guys?....

Hey…Guys?….

We laughed for hours on this event..I was so happy to have snapped a few shots… Casino is a big lover but not the most coordinated pup of the pack..He did find his way over the log with a few determined steps, and his play day was epic!

Pups on a hike

August 25, 2016  |  Dogs  |  1 Comment

Jen and I walked up Kraut Canyon in the Lincoln national forest with the Pups.. up towards the top everyone was ready for a rest…

Loved ones!

Loved ones!

 

Chuck at the Campground in Riudoso NM

Chuck at the Campground in Riudoso NM

 

Casino

Casino

 

Little Paws

Little Paws

 

Campsite in Durango Colorado

Campsite in Durango Colorado

Woods Lake

August 24, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Woods Lake

In Minneapolis MN, We had a great walk around Woods lake..

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Near the Sewage Plant

August 23, 2016  |  Birds  |  1 Comment

Seems like some of the best birding is near the ¬†sewage plant…

Common Yellow Throated Warbler

Common Yellow Throated Warbler

 

Paraluxia

Paraluxia

 

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

 

yellow headed cowbird

yellow headed cowbird

Peregrin Falcon

August 22, 2016  |  Birds  |  1 Comment

One of our best sights of the day was on S. Padre Island near the convention center… and the Mighty Peregrin Falcon Lounging on the water tower…looking for Ducks..

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Prey…

Laguna Madre

August 19, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Laguna Madre

Between the mainland and S. Padre Island is Laguna Madre, a wonderful place and excellent stop over for birds..

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Laguna Atacosa

August 18, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Laguna Atacosa

Home of the Jaguarundi..This is a massive wildlife refuge in S.E. Texas..

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