Wednesday, December 30, 2009

South headed East




There are also new postings for Aransas,
Anahuac, and Hagerman NWR


It has been raining a lot here lately . Everbody is wet





My very first Northern Harrier Male,  crusin the muddy fields for munchies...


Notice the skill involved in feeding two seagulls at the same time.



Junction TX and headed South


Power line moss, Really! This stuff grows on the power lines down in th' Hill country.


Ran across this place , but due to extenuating circumstances was unable to do any exploring. Stephanie, Nice to meet you and Ranger Fuentes. We should be back in early Spring.


Snow and Fog


Red didn't seem to mind the cool stuff.




When we woke, the temperature was 33 degrees and rain. This liquid precipitation was soon replaced with ice crystals and then to snow. Without the West Texas wind the snow and temperature was enjoyable.



Monday, December 28, 2009

Ahead of the weather


After ducking the bad weather in
the DFW area this past week, we
thought we would try and do the
same this week. Fore cast for
Junction TX is a wintry mix for
tomorrow morning. This Ice Dog
was in the early evening and then
we were greeted with a beautiful
sundown ..


We are here in Junction and tomorrow will head for
the Santa Ana National Wildlife refuge located close
to Alamo TX


Perspective is everything


kestrel waiting on food






Cooper on pre-flight
Red tail Parked at the gate...

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Quaker in Justin....


A Justin Resident on the lam. We don't know if it is a
local escapee or migrated from one of the
surrounding cities.





It's heated home is located amongst a capacitor bank
on top of a power pole.
I'm told, The Quaker, is the only parrot species that build nests.
(I didn't know that)
The nest actually consists of 3 areas.
You could say that one area is a
bedroom, another is a living room and
the third is a front porch area.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hay Yaal! Jus' drivin' thru South Texas




Hitch Hiker on a slow boat ..I wonder if the turtle
has heard of OFF.