Category Archive: birds

They Knew in 1862

I bought some old Punch magazines at an estate sale, and in reading through them, I have found interesting editorials and repeated pleas for people to stop killing birds, if for no other… Continue reading

Simplicity

I love photo challenges, but by the time I take a picture that I think will fit the challenge, the group has moved on.  This one was inspired by Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo… Continue reading

Flying Through

I’ve had some interesting visitors over the last few weeks.  Some of them only stay for a few hours before they move on. I have only seen an American Coot here one other… Continue reading

A Good Day for Woodpeckers

This afternoon I saw three of the six species of woodpecker we have here. I was sitting quietly in the wood while the sheep browsed, when a Pileated Woodpecker swooped right in front… Continue reading

What’s So Interesting Over There?

So intent on something in the distance that they don’t notice the photographer….

A Little Farther West

This past weekend I got to spend some time out in the Texas Hill Country. Depending on who you talk to, Texas can be divided into seven to eighteen different ecological zones, and… Continue reading

Bird Books – Don’t Leave Home Without ’em!

Yesterday Neighbor Liz and I went to volunteer at a Hummingbird Festival at a local nature center.  The festival is planned to be at the average date of peak hummingbird migration, but you… Continue reading

Galveston Island

My husband had a trade show to attend on Galveston Island, and I tagged along.  It’s about 2 1/2 hours from where we live (if traffic is good).  We have been there dozens… Continue reading