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Choke Canyon Reservoir

Coming on Saturday at noon, I will post the photos of our day trip bird photos at I'd Rather B Birdin'...a day trip to Choke Canyon Reservoir; 70+ miles from home nearly entering Texas Hill Country. The reservoir is on the southern tip of hill country. It began with nearly a 1 1/2 hour drive along Interstate 37; about half way between Corpus and San Antonio. We pulled off the exit ramp at Three Rivers Texas, drove several more miles past the Federal Prison, and entered the State Park...Choke Canyon.



Keep in mind that this reservoir feeds the tap water to Corpus Christi and its suburbs. It's huge!!! Vast amounts of water when filled to capacity as it has been since our rainy season last winter and this spring. We've been there during a drought before, and it's a massive difference in scenery this week as the last time we drove up there!! [link] Once we hit the outhouse[restrooms are clean and fancy in this state owned park] we took all the side trips and park roads, stopping here and there to get out and walk and hunt for birds. I also took one of the nature trails and walked the distance among the many oak trees and wild flowers. A few birds here; there, but most unapproachable with my lens. The Canadian Thistle was the majority of plant life in the brush and trees. Green Jay, Mockingbirds, Doves, and Wrens gave me a musical venture with their song. This is our day in photos:














16 comments :

  1. Nice, Anni. I now am going over to see what it was like back when you visited before. :-)

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    1. Quite a difference in water levels.

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  2. Beautiful thistle seed photos! What a park!!!

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    1. I actually thought of you when I took those photos!

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  3. An exciting trip, for sure! Beautiful flowers and plants. The only ones I recognize are the thistles. Which are very pretty with the yellow background. A pretty new owl header!!

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    1. It was the "color of purple" everywhere on that trail.

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  4. Beautiful sights. Those trails look so wonderful, even if the birds are hiding in the trees.

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    1. It was nice & shady too. But the mosquitoes were hungry.

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  5. Sound and looks like a wonderful place to explore.
    Coffee is on

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  6. Hello, wonderful views and sights. Pretty wildflowers. The Caracara is a great sighting. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend.

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  7. I'd love to explore this beautiful place. Your photos are astounding as always, Anni.

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  8. Anni your photos always amaze and inspire me. I love what you see and how your camera captures it and how you display.
    Hugs Cecilia

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