Archive for July, 2017

Out to do some Birding!

July 31, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Out to do some Birding!

We finally got rolling on the Great Texas Birding classic… and we were in Pedernales Falls St. Park..

Here we found the famous and endangered Golden Cheeked Warbler…what a sight!

Golden Cheeked Warbler

 

Golden Cheeked Warbler

 

Blue Bonnet

 

Wine Cup

 

Sites from West of Austin

July 21, 2017  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Sites from West of Austin

When you head west, you head into the Hill country…

 

 

 

 





Warbler Vista

July 20, 2017  |  Austin, Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Warbler Vista

One of the Best Views in Travis County in my Opinion….Warbler Vista Overlooks Lake Travis, and our main surface water source in the county..

 

 

 

 

Warbler Vista

July 19, 2017  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Warbler Vista

One of my Favorite trails.. its very short, maybe 3 miles total..but the views of Lake Travis are very impressive. As you can see we do have some water in the lake this year, which is good as it has been dry for a couple of months now.. 

 

 

 

 

Grass Burrs

July 18, 2017  |  Close Ups  |  Comments Off on Grass Burrs

I think you know what I am talking about.. but I do not think they grow everywhere…The Grass burr..its a small very sharp little ball that is a seed. It hitches a ride on Socks, Shoes, and animal fur. This weed proliferates when allowed and sneaks in as a wonderful spring flower, that turns into something evil..I am not 100% sure..but this may be the plant..its an invasive and we fight it in our yard..

These shots are from the Mueller area and show that folks would be reluctant to yank these early on as they look like a delicate white wild flower… do not be seduced by evil…

The White flowers all around the Mexican Sombrero are grass burrs

 

Same here past the larkspur..

 

a Field of pretty white flower until they mature

 

Actually one of the Views from warbler vista, totally unrelated to the post, LOL

 

same here, the big hill near warbler vista…

Mueller Area

July 17, 2017  |  Austin  |  Comments Off on Mueller Area

Austin’s Airport before the one out on the edge of town was near 51st, Mueller. Its now a new development of urban style homes and a wide open park area…. decent birding! 

 

 

 

 

Duck Lifting

July 14, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Duck Lifting

Northern Shovelers mostly taking flight at Hornsby bend.. a few coots in there think they might take off…but..hehe…

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Flowers

July 13, 2017  |  Close Ups, Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Wild Flowers

From The hike out at Doe Skin, Jen and I came back into town and headed to Hornsby Bend for some birding..

 

 

 

 

Save Net Neutrality

July 12, 2017  |  General  |  Comments Off on Save Net Neutrality

Today is the Day…a Day of Action.. Tell the FCC you want a free internet! 

 

 

Solitude

July 11, 2017  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Solitude

The Indian Meadows area offers the best part of hiking…the Solitude..its quiet, a long way from major highways and its pretty far from Austin…so not a ton of folks out there…