Archive for September, 2016

No Swimming

September 16, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on No Swimming

Here on the Rio Grande we can look across into the nice little park on the Mexico side.. and here in the US, we say no Swimming, however the Park in Mexico has a nice swimming dock.. Oh, and a shot of a hooded oriel.

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Collared Lizard

September 15, 2016  |  Outdoors, WildLife  |  Comments Off on Collared Lizard

We saw these guys all over the wall of this little building, getting some morning sun..

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Cactus Tree

September 14, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Cactus Tree

At the entrance to the hawk tower trail at Lloyd Benson Rio Grande State Park…

Cactus Tree

Cactus Tree

 

Golden Fronted Wood Pecker

Golden Fronted Wood Pecker

 

Chachalaca

Chachalaca

 

Golden fronted wood pecker

Golden fronted wood pecker

Mexico

September 13, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Mexico

When you are in the Rio Grande Valley…Mexico is really close, and you only have to look over the border to see into their country..

Old Amusement park in Mexico

Old Amusement park in Mexico

 

Chuck in Mexico

Chuck in Mexico

 

Turkey...Vultures?

Turkey…Vultures?

 

Looking over the old Rio Grande

Looking over the old Rio Grande

 

Chachalaca

Chachalaca

 

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Dove and her Babies

September 12, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Dove and her Babies

Saw this wonderful Dove nest at Estero Llano Grande!

Dove and her Babies

Dove and her Babies

 

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

 

Texas Whip Tail?

Texas Whip Tail?

 

Dowitcher?

Dowitcher?

 

Cool Habitat

Cool Habitat

Estero

September 9, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Estero

We Moved over to Estero Llano Grande…Beautiful park in the Rio Grande Valley..

Babies...not to sure the species

Babies…not to sure the species

 

Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

 

Painted Bunting takes a bath

Painted Bunting takes a bath

 

White Pelicans!! Big find for us..

White Pelicans!! Big find for us..

 

Lesser Sand piper maybe?

Lesser Sand piper maybe?

Indigo Bunting

September 8, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Indigo Bunting

We saw this Nice Little Indigo Bunting taking a bath on a hot Texas day!

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Warblers

September 7, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Warblers

Warblers are tough to get a good photo of…Always in motion, tiny, plus they hide in the branches of the trees and typically way at the top…

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

 

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

 

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

 

Chestnut sided Warbler

Chestnut sided Warbler

 

Chestnut sided Warbler

Chestnut sided Warbler

Birds from the Classic

September 6, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Birds from the Classic

Just a few of the birds we ran across in Southern Texas..

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

 

Female Baltimore Oriole

Female Baltimore Oriole

 

Red Wing Black Bird

Red Wing Black Bird

 

Least Bittern

Least Bittern

 

Snowy egret

Snowy egret

Evening Sail

September 2, 2016  |  Austin  |  1 Comment

Jen’s Pal Matt has a wonderful 29 foot Sail boat and we all got together for an evening sail…super fun..

The Austin Yacht Club

The Austin Yacht Club

 

Heading out into Lake Travis

Heading out into Lake Travis

 

wonderful sunset

wonderful sunset

 

Beautiful evening

Beautiful evening

 

Evening sets in

Evening sets in