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A Walk Around Pollywog Ponds...

During Springtime and Winter, one of my favorite places to tally my daily steps is around Pollywog Ponds and along the banks of Nueces River! All seasons have their quirks...Spring, migration...Winter, the bird population that winters here.  Autumn [late Fall], the color changes!!  Summer, not so much...the heat and humidity can be quite oppressive along with snakes, ticks, and mosquitoes!! Most times of year it's a very quiet area!!! Lots of solitude where I can be 'part of nature'!!!





...I don't think I've ever been anywhere, walking and driving in Texas, when there isn't a vulture. In the top photo, there are two [black vultures, not turkey vultures]...can you find 'em?  The one in flight is also a black vulture.







...the birdsong and the pond activity, plus wildflowers, are year 'round in this part of my world...


19 comments :

  1. Is that a baby coot that I spot? How cute!!!!! I see the vultures! Our city is overrun with bands of vultures, as well as the neighboring city. Every few months, there are more and more. Either that, or they are getting bolder.

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    1. that is a pied-billed grebe

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    2. I have never seen a Grebe! He does look a bit like a coot.

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    3. They DO look similar. And where you see Coots, the grebes are nearby.

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  2. I think I spotted the vultures in the first pic. They blend in pretty good. We have a lot of turkey vultures around here.

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    1. They're creepy...but, necessary, I guess.

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  3. We've been seeing a lot of vultures except everyone around here calls them buzzards. I always slow the truck down as we pass a herd of them (what do you call a bunch of buzzards?) as they seem likely to fly into the truck.

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    1. I use the general term for ALL birds...a flock.

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  4. Looks like a red wing blackbird? We use to have many, but I have not seen any for some time.

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    1. ....that's 'cause they were here by the 1000s. (just kidding!)

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  5. All we are seeing right now are robins and Canada geese. (plus bees and assorted flying bugs) I think the turkey vultures are magnificent as they gather in groups to feed.

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    1. Robins, up North are a sure sign of Sping!!

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  6. we were talking about the vultures yesterday on the way home from the YMCA.. we saw ONE sitting and snacking, looking all over he was the only one in sight. i said i have never seen one vulture alone... i am thankful for God's Garbage guys, they clean up the mess people leave behind and do it well. my favorite photos today are the last 2 flower pics. awesome....

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    1. God's Garbage Guys...great nickname!

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  7. Oh my, what lovely photos. I especially like the one of the sun high in the sky! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. thanks. it was a beautiful morning!

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  8. Those first two are very well hidden. Great pictures.

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    1. I was just about 'on them' before they flew away!

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