Posts tagged "Birds"
Out of the theater

Out of the theater

And into the near-sum­mer bright­ness and heat on this last day of “Spring Break.” My SXSW film round-up will be com­ing soon. First, my first birds of Texas! A Gold­en-cheeked War­bler and a North­ern Car­di­nal.
Into the wild(er) slightly more northern parts

Into the wild(er) slightly more northern parts

I had a spur-of-the-moment chance to make a quick vis­it to the love­ly state of Aguas­calientes recent­ly. I’ve been mean­ing to vis­it the Vol­un­teer liv­ing up there, but sched­ul­ing these trips is tricky, unless you can just go with the flow and take the last-minute oppor­tu­ni­ty. This is now the most norther­ly part of Mex­i­co we are...
The Some Birds

The Some Birds

The title is in hon­or of my good friends and the great times vis­it­ing them, and even help­ing them with a work event. The tequi­la and movie-going were fan­tas­tic, but I also had a good time work­ing at the city park where they were assigned and try­ing to wran­gle group after group of teenagers to lis­ten to a short...
85,000 birds in the sky - the River of Raptors

85,000 birds in the sky — the River of Raptors

Or, more specif­i­cal­ly, 85,591 includ­ing: 33,376 Turkey vul­tures 7 Swal­low-tailed kites 1 Mis­sis­sip­pi Kite 8 Norther Har­ri­ers 29 Sharp-shinned hawks 39 Cooper’s hawks 2 Gray hawks 5109 Broad-winged hawks 41,864 Swainson’s hawks 16 Amer­i­can kestrels 5 Pere­grine fal­cons 5135 Unknown rap­tors Details here. See: All of this was in just one day observ­ing the Río...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 6 - Isla Holbox

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 6 — Isla Holbox

We were done ear­ly after our bird­ing tour in Rio Lagar­tos, and so we head­ed for our sec­ond relax­ing day on the beach on Isla Hol­box. It is a quick fer­ry ride from Chiquila to the island, and then we walked down the sand streets to the beach and found a hotel. This was our sec­ond small...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 5 - Rio Lagartos

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 5 — Rio Lagartos

Birds, birds, birds. Rio Lagar­tos is anoth­er town at the end of the road, but this time on a lagoon. The area is known for bird­watch­ing, and it is anoth­er pro­tect­ed Mex­i­can bios­phere reserve. Along with Celestun, this is one of the places to find large flamin­go colonies. We didn’t see the thou­sands of flamin­gos that...
Preview - Day 5 - Rio Lagartos

Preview — Day 5 — Rio Lagartos

I don’t have the time to fin­ish edit­ing all of the Rio Lagar­tos pic­tures today, but since they are the super-awe­some bird shots, I want­ed to put up a cou­ple of teasers. Back soon with many more flamin­gos. That’s one kick-ass tiger heron.
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 2 - Punta Allen

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 2 — Punta Allen

Step 1. Leave Tulum head­ing south. Stay on the coastal road. Step 2. Dri­ve to end of road. Step 3. Once in town, dri­ve to end of road. Step 4. Stay in beach cabana on prac­ti­cal­ly pri­vate beach. Require­ments: faith that the town real­ly exists at the end of the road and bug repel­lent. Snorkel...
Time to run some of this ceviche off

Time to run some of this ceviche off

And get to edit­ing. Back from the Yucatan and Quin­tana Roo and feel­ing relief from the heat and humid­i­ty. Some­times a week can feel like a nice long time. Lots of amaz­ing birds, sights, food, and time with my guy help. As if the flamin­gos aren’t teas­ing enough, the route we took:
Birds of my Neighborhood

Birds of my Neighborhood

You’ve already met the cat that stalks them or dreams of stalk­ing them, so now it’s time to give some atten­tion to the birds that hang around my neigh­bor­hood. Main­ly, it was just real­ly nice on my ter­race the oth­er evening, so I decid­ed to hang out there for a while and take some pics. There are...
Cañón del Sabino

Cañón del Sabino

No wit­ty title, just pic­tures and more pic­tures from the canyon with the mil­i­tary macaw colony. I want to go back with a tri­pod and real­ly get start­ed at 5am to see the big move­ment of the birds first thing as they exit the canyon. And, yes, I know that a tri­pod won’t real­ly help with the birds in...
Or, two birds at a time

Or, two birds at a time

I have to post one now, because the full set will take a few days to edit. Amaz­ing week­end with the mil­i­tary macaws (gua­ca­mayas verdes/ara mil­i­taris). Ok, maybe 2 right now. Well, I’ve got 3 edit­ed, so I might as well put them all up. Also, I’m afraid these are the best ones. I have a lot of blur­ry pic­tures of...