Category: Birdwatching

West Texas adventure, Part 3 5

West Texas adventure, Part 3

Tuesday morning I couldn’t even find my parents.  I thought they might have found a ride home, or possibly I had killed them with the long hike.  It turns out my parents have learned...

West Texas adventure, Part 2 3

West Texas adventure, Part 2

On the 17th, we woke up a bit late and dawdled, and since it was getting warmer we decided to stay up at higher elevation and do the Lost Mine Trail. This was a...

West Texas adventure, Part 1 2

West Texas adventure, Part 1

BT, my parents, and I went on an adventure to West Texas this past week. We spent two nights in Marfa and three nights in Big Bend National Park. Friday, we drove out I-10...

At long last 1

At long last

I finally got around to dealing with photos from our amazing trip with BT’s family to New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in December of 2006 , where thousands of snow geese,...

White squirrel 4

White squirrel

Here is our resident white fox squirrel, perched on the edge of the compost heap.  I’ve been trying to get a photo of this elusive critter for a while now.  He is always burying...

Ovenbird 3

Ovenbird

It was nice to be in Houston over the weekend.  I found this little guy wandering around in a neighbor’s bushes.  It’s an ovenbird, who was caught in the front passing through Texas.  I...

Nashville warblers everywhere! 2

Nashville warblers everywhere!

We had quite a storm last night! Loads of thunder and lightning and a half-inch of rain.  This morning there are Nashville warblers singing in the trees all around.  I am heading to Houston...

One-day vacation 0

One-day vacation

My mom and I went to San Antonio for my cousin’s 3-hour course on educational games and methods for young kids. We took advantage of the opportunity to spend a day in SA. The...

Kitty is 11! 2

Kitty is 11!

I can’t believe it, Kitty turned 11 yesterday. She is a little gray around the muzzle but no less impish. Well, maybe a bit. She was really bad when she was a puppy. I...