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Tule Creek - Rockport

As I have mentioned on my bird photo blog  which will post live at noon Texas Time [central], Port Aransas, the little seaside town I often drive to, for birding hotspots, has finally started working on the colossal damage done from Harvey back a year ago in August of 2017.  This'll be hurricane repairs of the two areas I frequently stop at during my excursions there. I am so happy!! From what I gather [I haven't been there since they announced the beginning of the cleanup of the debris, and broken, shattered boardwalks], it will take months to complete and the estimated cost is 3.5 million dollars.

So, instead of driving to the islands this week, I ventured further north this time and went to Rockport-Fulton, TX. Not much happening there either, but I got my steps in walking through Tule Creek West trail and then Tule Creek Marsh {east}. From there, I stopped at Castro Birding Sanctuary outside of town on the way to Copano Bay and Goose Island State Park. I ended up crossing the bay and driving around but not getting out of the car.

TULE CREEK WEST
--the last photo of the huge oak tree, I stopped and listened...and scoped the branches! There was a high vocal birdsong coming from there. I finally saw some activity...Crested Titmouse [the plural, which there were several, I understand, is Titmouses....I prefer Titmice. lol]













TULE CREEK MARSH EAST




Tule Creek Marsh [aka Demo Garden] is on the other side of the highway. Here is what I saw there...


With birds...two [following at the same pond, but no birds after they flew off]







...tha-tha-tha-that's all folks!
I do have a few from Goose Island, but the blog post is too heavy for loading time the way it is. I'll share at a later date.


18 comments :

  1. Tule is so beautiful in these photos, I am sorry it was ruined, but the parts you showed us are looking great... the last photo is my favorite because I want to sit on a bench and stare at the water views... I hear on news yesterday they have changed the prediction for a heavy hurricane season to we should not have bad hurricanes this year. I hope THEY who predict checked with God and that they are right

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    1. For some reason, this area wasn't 'hit' as bad as the trails I walk in Port A

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  2. Both sides are beautiful. It looks very peaceful there.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this lovely place. It looks so green and pretty! :-)

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    1. This year...rain is keeping us green!

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  4. I really like the "peek-a-boo" yellow flower and the curvy wooden walkway is a great shot.

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    1. Thanks...this is a nice area (when there are no mosquitoes...lol).

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  5. It's a wonderful little seaside town and day trippin' with you is always fun. Gorgeous shots too. Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. You have such beautiful places to visit! What are these beautiful pink berries? Are Mustang Grapes good to eat, I have never seen them in any stores.

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    1. Those berries are actually more purple than pink (the sun is distorting the true color)...the very same bush is better for their color in the 3rd photo above the close-up. THEY are edible, but I don't know about the Mustang Grape.

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  7. Hello, it is a pretty trail, beautiful scenes and photos. My post does not have many birds today, I will try to link up next week. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thanks Eileen...don't worry about a 'few' birds...feel free to share.

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  8. Thanks for the walk about... looks like most of what you walk is pretty level.. one of the reasons I tend to stay and walk in the gym here as it is pretty rugged terrain.

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    1. Flat & low altitude...better for my damaged heart. I could never go back to living in the mile high area of Denver, where I grew up.

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