February 28, 2012
A tail to tell.
Welcome to the old swimming hole. Who wants to go in first?
February 27, 2012
greetings from the landfill
Birders get to go to the nicest places.
We also visit sewage lagoons.
In our crowded environment you go where the birds are.
February 24, 2012
Why don't you go fly a kite?
Well, that's exactly what a lot of people did at a kite festival on South Padre Island, Texas.
They ranged fron fairly simple ones to 40 foot long tube kites that were about 8 feet in diamater.
I could only capture a small portition of the kites that were flying at any time.
February 22, 2012
He's small but has attitude, at least when he's wet.
About 8-10 inches long and weighs around 5.5 oz. Dives and disappears then pops up a good distance away
Cornell Lab of Ornithology says-
The smallest grebe in the Americas, the Least Grebe inhabits both temporary and permanent wetlands from south Texas to Argentina. Easily overlooked because of its size, coloration, and habits, it remains the most poorly understood of North American grebes.
Caution, raw nature
Never insult an alligator until you have crossed the river.
This racoon didn't pay enough attention when it came to the waters edge.
February 21, 2012
Can we talk about this?
February 20, 2012
Mondays make my head feel heavy.
Why is the greenest grass always at the top of a hill?
It's 75 degrees and I'm still wearing a fur coat.
I have two horns and don't know how to play either one.
No, I am not a buffalo.
February 17, 2012
These large predators are in the falcon family but are slow movers and often scavenge food.
This one was sitting near the road and let me get reasonably close.
Happy Feathery Friday.
February 15, 2012
My, what big feet you have.
All the better to walk across mud flats with my dear.
The American coot has HUGE feet to allow it to walk across marsh vegitation and mud flats with out sinking in.
They have an odd walk and are fun to watch.
February 14, 2012
Will it fit?
We watched this egret catch a rather large fish.
Earlier he caught a much smaller fish which went down with no problem.
He tossed this one around and, with one gulp, it slid down.
February 11, 2012
A tired chair
February 09, 2012
How to break a car.
Some signs say speed bump, some a speed hump.
This is the first one I've seen that threatens to break your car if you don't brake your car.
February 08, 2012
GET off my feeder!!!!
February 03, 2012
It's just a hop, skip and jump away.
Practicing for track and field.
From the boardwalk on South Padre Island, Texas at low tide.
February 01, 2012
Red lored parrots
At least that's what they appear to be.
If anyone can confirm or correct the id we would appreciate receiving a comment.
We saw about 120 of these birds on a telepone wire in Harlingen Texas.
Load and raucous, they displayed for about 30 minutes at sunset and then they left and settled into nearby trees.
I had to set the white balance very high as the lighting was poor.