Archive for August, 2017

Turtle Attack

August 18, 2017  |  Outdoors, WildLife  |  No Comments

We visited a small preserve in Westlaco, but it was closed as it was after 5..they had a nice little pond near the visitor center and as we approached, Turtles came out of the pond towards us! We ran…LOL 

 

 

 

 

 

Red and Blue

August 17, 2017  |  Birds  |  No Comments

Reddish Egrets and Little Blue Heron’s, were all over the marsh. We also saw the Sandpiper! 

Little blue Heron

 

off the coast

 

Reddish Egret

 

Shoreline

 

Reddish Egret

 

Sand Pipers

Other folks in the marsh

August 16, 2017  |  Outdoors  |  No Comments

When visiting south Texas you have to be mindful of the North American Alligators..in the spring they can be a little frisky 

 

 

 

Green Heron

 

Black Bellied Whistling Ducks

Back to the islands

August 15, 2017  |  Birds  |  No Comments

After crossing the ship Channel we put the pedal to the metal and headed way south to padre island 

Laguna Madre

 

King Bird

 

Chestnut sided warbler

 

Common Yellow Throat Warbler

 

Hooded Warbler

Boats

August 14, 2017  |  Travel  |  No Comments

The Ship Channel has all kinds of Boats.. 

Science or recovery vessel?

 

Submarine

 

Texas Game Warden!

 

Some Old Military Frigate?

 

Tug Boat!

 

Cruise liner

The Beauty of the Houston Ship Channel

August 11, 2017  |  Travel  |  No Comments

Well…its interesting to cross, full of activity and ships moving in and out of the port..but for beauty? not so sure…it looks like there is good fishing and we did see some Dolphins as we crossed..

Refineries

 

Some Barge…

 

Giant Ships

 

Tank Farm holding Gas and Oil I would bet..

 

remnants of a concrete ship experiment in WWII

Warblers

August 10, 2017  |  Birds  |  No Comments

Quite possibly the toughest birds to photograph. These little song birds are almost in constant motion and in among the branches. After a long flight across the Gulf of Mexico, they do pause for a bite to eat.

Black and White Warbler

 

Blackburnian Warbler, this one was pretty rare

 

Indigo Bunting

 

Blackburnian Warbler

 

Yellow Warbler

High Island

August 9, 2017  |  Birds  |  No Comments

Well known with Birders, its High Island..a small hill right off the gulf with tons of trees and it makes for the perfect stop for all kinds of migratory birds…

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

 

Baltimore Oriole

 

Garter Snake

 

Scarlet Tanager

 

American Redstart

Terns

August 8, 2017  |  Birds  |  No Comments

A fairly wide variety of Terns here take off from a sand spit and re-land in a series of shots…

Fishing by the Old Pier

August 7, 2017  |  Outdoors  |  No Comments

The Old Dock is Really deteriorated in the channel..this is a little road cut between the ocean and the shipping channel. The Fishing is Good! 

 

 

 

 

He Scores a fish!