I'd Rather B Birdin' | My BOOK Critiques | My POETRY-Haiku
Eileen's Saturday Critters | Lady Fi's Our World

If you'd like, visit my Bird Photo Blog. This week's featured bird is:

GREAT EGRET
(nesting colony)
and more.

Just click on the bird[s] name and you will arrive shortly.

AWOL, I've Been...

I haven't posted anything lately 'cause I haven't been home much. When I am home, I try to view some of my favorite blogs [since I only allow myself an hour online time so I won't be sitting all day at the computer.] Some blogs I haven't visited for a few days...I apologize. And I also figure if I have nothing noteworthy to say, why bother y'all with prattle that impedes with your time.  I also kinda figure boredom overtakes you coming here when I post the same stuff day in and day out. Tuesday is/was our day of continuing our clean up in the yard. This year it seems like an unending chore! Then, the rest of the week so far, I've been leaving before sunrise to go birding, and gone all day. I tellya, this week it's been phenomenal!! I just can't keep up with all the migrants. They are everywhere. And parks I stop at, the camera seems to be whirring around from one spot to the next. A new bird just flew in before I can get a photo of the previous bird seen. Like I said, they are everywhere. I saw a new bird the other day... Exciting for me.

Since yesterday, when I was out early, the winds picked up and the chill factor dropped considerably...the birds disappeared. So maybe today I can go back out again on the hunt. Our best birding season only lasts for a few weeks. I gotta get out when I can.

In the meantime I'll share some nature photos from the park. When I arrived just after sunrise, there was ground fog and the dew point was high, so some interesting images to share. While I was walking the boardwalk in the quiet before other bird fanatics showed up, a brown pelican with his bright breeding plumage flew in low [swift and silent] and landed in the wildflower field, making for a pretty photo op. I share a few now, before I leave for the day.  The one vertical image to the left [in the series #5] of the pelican is my favorite- the early morning sunlight hitting the meadow all around the flowers in the field.





51 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. That one with the pelican is pretty awesome and I just love all those wildflowers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those brown pelicans this time of year are stunning in color!

      Delete
  2. Hello,
    I would be out every day watching the migrants too, you live in a great area for seeing the birds.
    The wildflowers and pelican images are beautiful. Great photos. Take care, enjoy your day!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your wildflowers are just beautiful and so is that pelican!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sorry you are still doing the never ending yard work, this past winter sure made a mess of things for you. Fantastic photos! The wildflowers are my favorites, so pretty. Happy birding Anni!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. At our age we only do a small bit at a time. Yard work this year is more strenuous.

      Delete
  5. All terrific photos. That pelican is regal looking.

    We just had three inches of heavy, wet snow. It cost our neighborhood and city many, many beautiful trees which were in full blossom. The crabapples, redbuds, and apple and pear trees were literally split apart and broken down. So sad. We're all waiting for warmer temps to begin the cleanup here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We had that nearly every Spring in Colorado.

      Delete
  6. I never get tired of looking at your wonderful photos. And I'm so glad you graced your post with such lovely ones today. Glad to hear you're having some birding fun! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. the last two are my favorites, i have never seen that many wild flowers in a field. awesome and so is the Pelican in the wild flowers, that is also something I have never seen, Pelican in any kinds of flowers. we are having perfect days also.. today I had to wear long sleeves to walk, 65, low humidty and wind. gorgeous out there, i loved my walk today

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never seen a pelican in flowers either.

      Delete
  8. Wow, I have seen a ton of pelicans but never one in full courting garb. Such a handsome fellow. If I were a lady pelican, he would be hard to pass up.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gosh Anni I know what you mean. HOWEVER, today's photos are beautiful!! Over the last year each day is ground hog day. We take trails or walks each day but sometimes just nothing new then Bang last week to amazing things on trails Woody and Maggie the pups we met the last Friday we had an amazing deer sighting on Shelley Lake trial I post that tomorrow.
    Yesterday morning it was 62, wind picked up in the afternoon. Before day it dropped to 50 degrees This morning we had a chilly 33.

    Good luck with your debris removal we'll be doing that soon.
    Hugs Cecilia

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful photos with the wildflowers that fill the frame to evoke abundance! Your second photo with the early morning fog evokes such enchantment. I am getting busy, too and lately, I've been pulling from my archives to keep up. Floral blossoms have been late this year and this morning we had a heavy frost which looks to have killed some blossoms and wilted tulip buds.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a tranquil area so early in the morning.

      Delete
  11. Love the pelican in the wildflowers!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The assorted colors of the wildflowers are stunning! Great eye by the photographer and thankful she shares her results so well. I await new birds to be featured soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have tons of bird photos! 🐦

      Delete
  13. Beautiful bird, in that grouping of photos.

    🌷🌿🌷

    ReplyDelete
  14. Simply gorgeous..Love them all but the photo just before the pelican is sort of Monet-ish. When enlarged it looks like something I would want on my wall..The softness and the composition..wow..
    Sue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As you read...that is my favorite too.

      Delete
  15. Love all the wildflowers - gorgeous!!
    Never bored with your posts!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. My favorite is the pelican, it is a gorgeous photo!! Every detail is perfect. We are hard pressed to ever see a new bird, the lat one was that juvenille Heron.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh, I so love the pelican shot...love the flowers after it. And the ones before it, too. No, your blogs are never boring. I like hearing the day to day stuff and wish I could get back to doing that on my one blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He was really dazzling I'm the sunlight!

      Delete
  18. WOW! Each picture is so lovely. The pelican wins the prize.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your blog and your remarks are never boring! I enjoy "going along for the ride" when you post about your day. I love all of the photos, especially the flowers and the misty morning before it's bright out. I have heard that the Corpus area is one of the very best for birding when the migrants are going through.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's supposedly the "birdiest city in America".

      Delete
  20. The wildflowers are beautiful and that Pelican shot is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Cant Say That I Ever Felt Bored When Visiting Here - Keep Being You And Smile Often

    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  22. It’s been a weird week for Texas weather!
    I love how you love birding!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‡¨πŸ‡±πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±πŸ˜Š

      Delete
  23. we had snow Tues.
    I don't blog every day, for one I don't have internet at home.
    have a cool weekend

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just don't like snow the older I get.

      Delete
  24. The photos are lovely. They make me actually feel the quiet and peacefulness of that place. And oh, that pelican...!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a very quiet area early in the morning.

      Delete
  25. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm envious of all the birds you get to see and photograph. Your pics are great and I see we all agree that the pelican takes first prize. I've seen white pelicans but not brown ones.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Anni, beautiful photos, greetings Caroline

    ReplyDelete

No SPAM ...I will report your comment with copied and pasted text from you to Google/Blogger.