Category Archive: birds

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge — Get Outside

When I heard about Cee Neuner’s new challenge, I wanted to jump in, and take new pictures to fit each weekly theme.  The first topic, Get Outside, should have been easy for me… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78 — Special Spot

There is a spot on our farm where kids can cross on fallen trees, or squish around in the mud, and just as importantly, tree roots terrace the bank, so grown-ups have a… Continue reading

Great Horned Owl Fledgling

A few weeks ago, I was walking up to the lamb pen, and I realized that one of the tree stumps across the pasture just looked odd.  It looked too tall and too… Continue reading

Who Left THAT There?

In my walks around our farm, I come across plenty of small mysteries — Mystery #1: What snake left its skin in this hay bale? Mystery #2: Who scattered these pond mussels on… Continue reading

Hill Country Animals

Here are some of the animals caught on camera in the dry creek bed of our family property in Central Texas.        

A Trip to a Research Station

Usually when I am out in nature, I am at a park or a beach, or even my own yard.  But this past weekend I was able to go to a real research… Continue reading

Fish for Dinner — or Not

It’s easy to overlook familiar birds, but yesterday I noticed a Great Blue Heron that was poised in an unusual stance, with its head low to the water for a long period of… Continue reading

Bird 97

In my quest to document all the birds that visit our farm, I was happy that this week I was finally able to photograph a White-eyed Vireo here.  I hear them all the… Continue reading

New Birds and Bugs

In my quest to document all the wild species that appear here on our farm, I am always excited to identify a new species.  So far this year, I have gotten two new… Continue reading

A Lovely Spring Afternoon

We have been having phenomenal weather, cool, breezy, and clear.  The trees are leafing out, our winter birds have moved on, for the most part, and the insects are zooming around purposefully. I… Continue reading