Welcome to the old swimming hole. Who wants to go in first?
February 27, 2012
February 24, 2012
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.
February 21, 2012
February 20, 2012
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
February 15, 2012
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
February 11, 2012
February 09, 2012
February 08, 2012
February 03, 2012
February 01, 2012
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.