Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This how last evening started.

When we see the sunset it is usually very nice. tonight it is raining like all get out.

One minute it is still daylight.

And then it starts to go quick. Some of our cow neighbors will not like the evening as the Coyotes come out after dark.

Just awesome

It's going quick

It always seems to amaze at how quick it happens.

And then it 's gone in a matter of just a few minutes.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Some from yesterday and today

Last nights Sunset

Awesome clouds

Purple Martins in the RV compound.

Went to Galveston today and these were hanging out at the Ferry launch.

None of the birds here were affected by the oil spill over the weekend.

Lots of oil booms were out and the clean up boats were every where.

They didn't waste any time getting out to get the oil up.

One of the big skimmers.

They left nothing in the water.

They are all clean up vessels.

Some Gulls following the Ferry.

He was tired of flying and landed next to our car.

An Osprey carrying a really big fish.

Stopped by the Railroad Museum .

Historic Marker for the Museum.

They give rides in the Summer on the scale models.

Lauren will talk to most anyone or did she think it was me.

High water mark from Hurricane Ike inside the old station.

A better idea of just how high the water really was inside the station.

Hopefuly Spring has arrived.

A hillside full of blue Bonnets

The Trinity River Rookery full of nesting Spoonbills and Egrets

Every bird is sitting on a nest.

The Turns are starting to pass through the Refuge

We don't have a snake book but this one was sunning on the Refuge road.

There are flowers everywhere.

All colors

They are all pairing up

Fluffing his feathers for the ladies.

It's warm and the grass is just fine.

A Bittern hunting on the ponds edge

A Moore hen showing his fine feathers for his lady.

She was not very receptive to his advances.

Some Roseate  Spoonbills passing through.

The two on the right are just ruffling some feathers.

Are you looking at me.

This is what most of the road sides look like right now in our area.

One of the earlier born calf's still feeding from his Mom

About two days old and enjoying the Sun

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring is here

All the little flowers are blooming

Everything is green

All along the roads in the Refuge

A Cattle Egret in his mating Plumage

The Rosette Spoonbills have the Snowy Egrets and Shoveler Ducks for company on a windy day.

A Ribbon Snake warming himself on the Refuge entrance road.