“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Parks and Rec...

For most of Texas, Spring Break is over for another year!!  I can imagine that the police force will be glad the week is over and they can get back to routine drive by shootings, hit and run accidents, and bank robberies.  [kidding, of course] And I will be able to get back to the islands, birding.  I  kept close to home this past week... 


Along the Nueces River --



At Blucher Park --
[not many birds that day...but plenty of frogs croakin'!]



Hans Suter Refuge and Texas AandM [Wade Island] Trail --

Being that the college students were on vacation this past week, I usually take a walk along the Texas AandM Campus trail on Wade Island. Only during Spring Break and the Christmas holiday month. This area is nestled between the bay and part of the campus [also it's the back side of Hans Suter Refuge and Corpus Christi's NAS base (Naval Air Station)]...

Refuge walk...


On this day, the winds were quite strong. Shore birds kept close to shore, fisherman also. This is the Campus walk [the last photo in this series is looking across the bay from Wade Island and the city's skyline]...

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  1. Wow, you can tell from those palm trees in the last series how windy it was. Looks like a nice campus.

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  2. I noticed those palm trees, too. Great shots of the frogs and birds! :-)

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    1. Thanks...those frogs were a bit noisy. lol

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  3. Nice shots of the frogs! No doubt you are glad spring break is over. I teach 2nd grade and we don't get a break for two more weeks. Too late, I think.

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    1. Around here, in two weeks, it's nearly time for Summer break. lol [It gets hot here quickly]

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  4. Great pictures of the frogs. I sure would like to be on that Hans Suter Refuge walk. Thankful that you did it for us.

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    1. It's a nice shady retreat all along the path.

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  5. Love the frogs! The palm trees look like they are about to be blown over. Galveston is one of my favorite birding spots but during Spring Break, there is no way I'd go near it. LOL!!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean!!

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  6. that refuge walk is a place I would LOVE.. and I prefer your frogs over birds. I see birds all the time and have never seen frogs like this in the wild. we have those sucky foot tree frogs and itty bitty teeny frogs and a toad in our yard but nothing like these. they are gorgeous... the photo of the egrets in the trees gives me a feeling of peace.

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    1. Right now, those frogs are everywhere!!

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  7. I always like trying to guess what your birds are before I read about them. So let's see...cormorant, heron, mourning dove, pelican and duck. That's a lot of frogs and maybe some of these birds will eat them!

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    1. ...and you guessed perfectly Ginny.

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  8. You find so many interesting birds as well as other scenes to capture. I understand about not going certain places during spring break. I don't even visit our local lake once the summer crowd comes out. All peace and quiet is gone then and I don't need to be there.

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    1. Oh, yes...I agree. Where there is a crowd, I tend to stay away!!

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  9. Ohhhh I cannot imagine living in a town where the crazies go for spring break!
    I'm glad things are about normal again and we have your lovely photos.
    Our daughter lives in a coastal town but thankfully not a big spring break destination.
    But come summer the tourist double the towns population.
    Hugs Madi and Cecilia

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    1. Big mobs....that's not my cup of tea.

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  10. What a wonderful exploring time you and found so many of nature's treasures ~ Fantastic photography of it all ~ thanks for the wonderful tour ~

    Wishing you a Lovely Week ahead ~ ^_^

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  11. What a beautiful place! It sure was windy though. I love the frogs!

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  12. I could spend a week looking at your fantastic photos. So glad my son isn't interested in spring break craziness.

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    1. ...thanks, and yes...'craziness' indeed.

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  13. Oh, spring break - such madness! But oh, to be young again! Lovely scenes from your walks. The white egrets (?) are so pretty in the trees. I love the sound of bullfrogs croaking. I lived on a little pond when I was young and in the summer the bullfrogs croaking would lull me to sleep at night. Hope the wind dies down for you. Happy spring! x Karen

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    1. Walking through the park, along the creek beds, it was kinda noisy at times with all the croaking. lol

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  14. Amazing bird shots.

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  15. Hello, I try to avoid crowds where ever I go. Spring Break peeps can be crazy. Love all the birds and the cute frogs. Great post. Have a happy day!

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    1. Hope you can settle in quickly after your stay in florida! I look forward to reading about it all.

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  16. I bet you were glad to have the place back to normal! I enjoyed your photos, and especially love that trail one.

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    1. Oh yes...I am always glad to see the week end!

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  17. I bet many areas are glad that spring break is over...I never did that kind of thing in collage...too much work to do...Love the frogs...my favorite to hear.....still wintry here...Michelle

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