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Date: March 2011
Location: Ranch west of Raymondville, Texas
Behavior: It was during the heat of the day so this butterfly was moving very fast through the meadow. I was told the best time to photograph butterflies is in the morning.
My Nature Journal
Sharing my birding adventures is so much fun! Hope you'll come check back often!
Why are there Snakes, Frogs, and Alligators on a Birding Journal Blog?
When I go birding I always stumble across something else wonderful to take pictures of. Whether its flowers, butterflies, insects, or alligators it's all fun to see and share.
Wonderful Places to Bird in Texas
Palmetto State Park near Austin
Benson State Park - World Birding Center
Estero Llano World Birding Center
South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Hugh Ramsey Nature Park - World Birding Center
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Dolph Thomae County Park - Arroyo City
MY OWN BACKYARD!
Every Bird Has A Story
This Belted Kingfisher was sitting about 10 yards from us. He was too busy talking (not singing) to another Kingfisher across the Arroyo Colorado River to care about us.
What is a Life List?
A Life List is keeping a diary or journal to list the birds you have seen. Click on the picture for Birder's Life List and Diary. You can also find sites online to post and save your list.
Birding vs Journaling
Birding has helped me to live in the "now". You can't be thinking about your grocery list when you are peeking at a beautiful bird. Journaling helps me re-live favorite outdoor moments.
I TOOK THESE PICS UNLESS NOTED IN POST!
The photos featured here were taken by me except the slide shows and this less -than-lovely pic of me taken by Joni Magee while birding together at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas
Favorite Birding Buddies
Husband, John, knows bird calls, understands all the buttons on our cameras, keeps me feeling safe no matter where we go birding.
Grandaughter Logan is tons of fun to bird with. She has taken some amazing Ani pictures that I will post someday. She even won Honorable Mention at Birdfest in 2010.
Bay Area Birding Group led by Janet Randall. They are so much fun. Experts and beginners working together to experience South Texas best birding opportunities
Janet Randall has been our instructor and birding guide for a few year now. She is so knowledgable and has a great sense of humor as well!
Daughter, Joni Magee is new to birding but no stranger to animals. She really has a gift when it comes to birds and animals.
Sis, Sara Lacy is riot to bird with. I swear she is a bird magnet.
Birding with Cousin, Melody Lytle is always a great experience. Her knowledge of animal behavior and photography stratetgies are always educational and entertaining!
Older Bird Post
Aplomaldo Falcon Near Rio Hondo, Texas
Indigo Snake and Frogs at Laguna Atascosa National...
Chachalacas and Their Chick
Coopers Hawk in my backyard!
Diamondbacked Water Snake
Greenjay - Only in South Texas!
Pine Warbler - In South Texas?
Cougar at Laguna Atascosa
Build it and they will come!
Yellow-rumped Warbler aka Butter Butts - I didn't ...
Lesser Goldfinches The "Swingset" Birds
Forgive Me- couldn't resist - Black Swan On Nes...
Crimson Collared Grosbeak
Birding Is Better With Your Best Friend
Guess Whose Coming to Dinner?
Garden Angel Visits Los Fresnos Womens Club