Winter birds

January 19, 2018  |  Birds  |  No Comments

Jen and I have been getting out most weekends recently looking for birds..We see a lot of the usual suspects and that is what is great about birding, seeing reliable birds to build up the identification skills 

 

Lesser Goldfinch

 

Northern Cardinal

 

Goldfinches and Chickadee

 

Male and Female Northern Cardinal

 

Lesser Goldfinch

 

Black Capped Chickadee

 

Titmouse

Ducks

January 15, 2018  |  Birds  |  No Comments

Ducks were plentiful at the Joh  Bunker Sands, but they were skittish, and rightly so after Gun season..getting close was tough..

 

 

 

 

John Bunker Sands Wetlands

January 12, 2018  |  Birds  |  No Comments

This was a great spot north of Austin Jen and I visited a couple weeks ago..really nice board walks! 

 

 

 

 

 

Near Dallas

December 13, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Near Dallas

Again.. we are back and out birding near Dallas! 

 

 

Birding

December 11, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Birding

We traveled up north to the Dallas area for some Birding, it was nutty to be so close to the metroplex, but feel like we were miles away in the country..

 

 

 

The Loons

October 19, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on The Loons

Quite possibly my Favorite bird call.. the call of the Loon.. its a wonderful time in the land of the midnight sun..

 

 

 

 

Fish ON!!!

Port A

August 22, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Port A

After the Valley, We were about finished and we headed up to Port Aransas to get the last few birds..

The Channel on the Border of Mexico

 

Reddish Egret

 

Reddish Egret

 

Baby Coot

 

Baby Coot

 

Nutria

Ibis on the wing

August 21, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Ibis on the wing

We moved even deeper into the valley and walked through Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.. one of my favorite places right on the border with Mexico. 

 

Great Kiskadee

 

 

Red and Blue

August 17, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Red and Blue

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

Back to the islands

August 15, 2017  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Back to the islands

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