These were shot west of the Valley, ending up at Falcon lake St. Park. The reservoir straddles the border, kinda like lake of the woods in the North.
I was just scanning through the little cam shots and posted a few of these…
Texas thought this was the largest tree in the state for a while.. about 6 years ago the Nature conservancy found a coastal oak on its property near the Neches River..and this is now the second largest tree… its BIG..and impressive…
Along the coast of Texas Live Oak trees grow in strange shapes, bent from the wind but still standing strong!
The Old Church had a ton of Stained Glass and iconic Statues..
We had the place to ourselves in Shiner so we looked around the front of the Church..
Home to some great beers and a few wonderful churches!
We made our final stop in the center of Austin at Red Bud Isle.. not many birds, but we did see a swimming snake, and a herd of Turtles..
Well…it was not the last stop, Since we had daylight and local parks to visit..we moved over to Mayfield and saw the Green Heron and a baby woodpecker..
It was late in the birding classic and we needed a house finch, a pretty common bird but we just had not seen one.. We went to Laguna Gloria in Austin and hiked around, nothing.. then as we were in the parking lot… lo and behold…the house finch..