This is a really neat area along Bull Creek, just a few miles west of Austin. The limestone cliff is dripping with cool spring water, which seeps from the upper edge. Continue reading Mossy Grotto In Central Texas
A crested caracara bird has an eventful afternoon. It starts off with a lonely, yet firm stance on a gravel patch along the Laguna Madre bay area. I slowly walk closer to the bird and it stays in place, posing very still for a crisp photograph. I slowly leave and then a neighborhood cat comes around to investigate this brazen bird. The bird moves just a little to face toward the feline, ready to strike and reverse any plans the cat may have. A male caracara swoops in to send the cat running, and lands next to the stoic female. Even though they look identical, sexing them becomes extremely obvious, even from a distance.
The sounds of boat motors on Lake Greeson and thunder on the horizon are pretty common in this part of Arkansas. But this past Saturday a special crew of boaters gathered at the lake and brought their high performance versions of thunderous boat motors! They were warmly invited by the local community, permitted by the Army Corps of Engineers, and the area was safety checked by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Lots of local businesses pitched in to make it all happen, and then everyone held their breath a little hoping the event would go off without a hitch.
Trail Cam: Browning Strike Force 10MP HD BTC-5HD
Location: Pike County, Arkansas
There are a few questions that I still have about not only trail and game cams in general, but specifically the one I decided to purchase. The Browning Trail Camera Sub-Micro Strike Force 10MP BTC-5HD. I’ll eventually figure out most of the answers and will post updates. Following below are what must apparently be some Infrequently Answered Questions.
Watch this male blue jay shimmy over to feed his mate, when she arrives at the feed-stump. They both display a lot of body language in this short clip. You can almost give it a dialogue, if you’re feeling creative.
The oak trees have burst out with a fresh set of pale leaves that are quickly turning dark green, as they continue to grow. The forest is filling in with the deciduous trees blooming and merging with the evergreens. Both types of trees, and wildflowers too, have been pollinating and the air is still filled with fine yellow-green dust. It’s a busy time of year with a rapidly changing environment.
This little bird, a yellow rumped warbler, made these cedar tree berries seem like a pretty big meal. I was a little surprised that it was able to swallow the berries. It did seem to take it’s time, especially compared to the waxwing birds that were also feeding. Continue reading Yellow Rumped Warbler
Right around Thanksgiving, a large group of Cedar Waxwings, and a few other birds, decided the berries on this tree were ripe and ready. There were plenty of berries to go around, but not enough space for all the birds at once. They would take turns visiting the cedar tree for a meal, with the bulk of the flock waiting in a nearby oak tree.
Then there was that time someone shot a big-budget movie scene, at this isolated beach in Mexico. This little beach pueblo, nestled at the base of the gnar mountains of Michoacan, was once a secret spot for risk-taking surfers. But after a couple decades, as the sport rose in popularity, the crowds eventually hit hard Continue reading Shooting A Movie Scene In Michoacan