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Birdwatching Travel

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 how to sleep late. Interesting. Tuesday we took a driving tour of the park, to see the things that are on  ...

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Birdwatching Travel

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 through Fort Stockton and stopped in Marathon to check out the Gage Hotel. There was a big wedding, so we went to the White  ...

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Birdwatching Photography

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, sandhill cranes, and ducks winter.  It had been on my list of places to go birding for a  ...

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Birdwatching

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 pecans in the garden.  There are several white squirrels in Crestview, it’s always fun to spot them.  ...

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Birdwatching Dogs

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 took him to a safe, cat-free area to regain his strength and hopefully move on.  We did some  ...

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Birdwatching Dogs

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 didn’t buy her any gifts, but BT did find her favorite ball which had been lost since the move. She was very  ...

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