A late-ish spring birding post on the Texas coastal prairies. With pictures.
First of Year: 1st Generation Monarch
The first of four, the first of the year!
Spring Migration: When Birds Give You Butts
My bird photos aren't always that great, ya know.
El Gordo, Ready For Travel
Old and fat never looked so good!
Winter Residents Arrive To What Remains
An aerial of our property is featured with photos of winter arrivals (birds) here. Purposeful plans for conservation in our own backyard help to counter the sadness of 'slash and burn' removal of acres upon acres of raw woods to make way for more human infrastructure.
The Boss – Feeder Guarding Is A Full-Time Job
A short video of "The Boss," a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird who has claimed exclusive rights to one of our feeders. The rest are swarming with birds for the fall migration.
Finding Joy When Days Get Hot
A collection of photos from around the neighborhood. As more and more habitat is destroyed (for wildlife) to make way for more houses (for humans), many animals are making the best of it. We are too...it's really hot.
Hummingbirds Tank Up (Video!)
"Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, seeing beauty in everything." ~ Amethyst Wyldfyre ♥ The severe drought of 2011 brought Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in record numbers to our backyard feeders in the fall. Flowers all year were scarce, so in order to get their little tanks full for their … Continue reading Hummingbirds Tank Up (Video!)