All posts in "Birds"

Daily Photo – Ring-Billed Gull

By Heather / April 10, 2020

We were walking the beach on South Padre Island on a gorgeous day in February. It was early in the day before the sun rose too high over the horizon and was perfect for picture taking. The beach was littered with Portuguese man-of-war and as we were walking in bare feet we were constantly on […]


Daily Photo – A Ray of Sunshine

By Heather / April 4, 2020

After a season of brownish coloured birds that overwinter here, it was a delight to see an American goldfinch at the feeder today. It was like a ray of sunshine on an otherwise misty day. As a harbinger of spring, he arrived with the new green of leaves and the flowering buds of the trees. […]


Daily Photo – Quail Time

By Heather / April 3, 2020

It’s quail time again. Disclaimer: I love my little quail and have even built a house of sticks for them to hide in outside my front door. That said… sometimes they drive me to distraction and force me to get very creative in the garden. This winter the quail would come around about every second […]


Daily Photo – Singing Out Loud

By Heather / March 30, 2020

The marsh wrens are singing out loud as they gear up for the spring mating season. Standing on the tallest cattail they can find in the marsh, they belt out a tune that can be heard long before you see them. Taking no notice of anyone or anything other than finding a mate and building […]


Boating on Patagonia Lake

By Heather / January 23, 2020

It’s the last day of our trip and we went boating on Patagonia Lake. But the birding started in the parking lot of our hotel in Tombstone. While Rob was on the phone with the office I took the opportunity to check out the little birds fluttering in the trees around the hotel. Jackpot! A […]


Sandhill Cranes In The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

By Heather / January 22, 2020

We found the Sandhill cranes in the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area today and it was amazing. Starting from Tombstone and headed to the Whitewater Draw along Davis Road took us twice as long as it should. It is hawk central along this road and we saw Red-tailed, Swainson’s and Harris Hawks and the photo opportunities […]


Hanging Around Key Largo

By Heather / January 18, 2020

This afternoon we spent hanging around Key Largo. I say afternoon because the morning was spent sleeping in, having breakfast, laying by the pool and waiting for our new room to be ready. We wanted a room by the pool with a king bed instead of one upstairs with a queen and we had to […]


How Far Would You Travel For Lunch?

By Heather / January 17, 2020

How far would you travel for lunch? Today we found out the answer! We spent the morning sleeping in and hanging around as it was raining. The weather cleared up a bit in the afternoon so we headed out for lunch. Talking to a lady in the parking lot she recommended a place called Lazy […]


Fun In The Florida Everglades

By Heather / January 15, 2020

What a lovely day today having fun in the Florida Everglades. Sun was shining when we left Florida City and as we drove up Hwy 997 to get to Hwy 41 we were surrounded by farms and nurseries. Lots of palms and tropical plants for sale as far as the eye could see. Finally making […]

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