Category Archive: birds

A Great Week for Raptors

On a Thursday afternoon, I saw Mississippi Kites flying over.  These birds are one of the easiest for me to identify even though they fly high up, because their silhouette is so simple… Continue reading

The Return of the Red-tail

The Red-tailed Hawk was back today, and while I did not get nice sharp pictures like I did the last time it visited, I got some of it taking flight. Hawks show so… Continue reading

A Whole Day of Photographic Delight

On Saturday I got to spend a whole day at our place in the Texas Hill Country — with nothing to do but take pictures!  What heaven! Now since I don’t get out… Continue reading

Questions and Answers

Biodiversity Walk April 2016

Early in each month, I take a walk and see how many different species I can spy in an hour or two.  Here are some of the ones who held still for the… Continue reading

Birding with a Group

My friend Debbie was asked to lead a bird walk at our local library, and she asked me to come along to help.  I always learn a lot from Debbie so I was… Continue reading

Texas Stand-off

Usually on Mondays my sister calls to chat, and as soon as she does, an interesting bird appears.  I have gotten pretty good at pursuing the bird while we chat, phone in one… Continue reading

Birding at Lake Somerville

For Valentine’s Day, my husband took me out for a great day trip that combined two of my favorite things, nature and textiles — first we went birding for a couple of hours;… Continue reading

Up Close and Personal

When we have cool weather, sometimes we come upon little animals that seem disoriented from the cold.  I take the opportunity for a quick photo opportunity and send them on their way. I… Continue reading

Favorite Books: Of a Feather

As much trouble as I have identifying birds using an array of binoculars, guidebooks, apps, and websites, I am particularly awed by the people who first explored North America and identified its birds… Continue reading