Thursday, March 26, 2009

An Afternoon Stroll at the Park

I had a nice lunch and quick grocery shopping trip with Rachel today, then decided I had enough time to run over to Cedar Hill State Park for a walk and to do a bit of bird watching. I wasn't as lucky as David at Birdstack, but I did see quite a few birds. Also, I nearly ran over one!

Total observations: 18

1. Dark-eyed Junco
2. Fox Sparrow
3. Ring-billed Gull
4. Common Grackle
5. House Wren
6. American Crow
7. Turkey Vulture
8. Muscovy Duck
9. Eastern Bluebird
10. Great Blue Heron
11. Western Great Egret
12. Killdeer
13. Downy Woodpecker
14. Red-bellied Woodpecker
15. American Coot
16. Mallard
17. Northern Cardinal
18. Wild Turkey

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Road Trip

Gary used a very crummy disposable camera to take Flat Stanley photos in Hawaii, but even that poor equipment caught this whale's tail.

Shortly after he returned, we made an overnight road trip to Houston. If you want to see photos of the trip, you can check my family blog.

We stopped for a little hike along the way at a couple parks north of Houston.
We saw no alligators.

We saw no red-cockaded woodpeckers.

But we did see sorrel
and phlox wildflowers