Friday, December 10, 2010

On the Road Again

On the road again! Zac and I are driving to West Texas (Big Bend National Park) for about 10 days or so. Quick stop at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to see a whooping crane or two (yay!) We're pretty pumped about the trip. Loooveee Big Bend and haven't been there for a couple years. Time to get outta the southeast for a little while, yeehaw! Out of blog land for a while, I'll catch up with you guys later! (this cutie is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet)


Anonymous said...

Oh, head further west on 10 driving straight through El Paso... hahaha and go to the Bosque del Apache NWR in NM! Here is the latest bird count:

Official bird counts - December 2, 2010
Sandhill Cranes 9,301
Light Geese 40,520
Ducks 93,655
Canada Geese 676
Bald and Golden Eagles 4
Swans 0
American White Pelicans 0
American Coot 3066
Marsh and Water Birds 18
Shorebirds 0
Gulls and Terns 0
Hawks and Owls 19

Rare Birds Noted At Refuge
White-tailed Kites
Common and Hooded Mergansers

Hubby and I are heading there in January... Karen

Anonymous said...

We stay next door to this restaurant and brewery.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Very much looking forward to what you see and do at Big Bend. I was on my way there for the first time last year, then aborted the trip while in Utah. Next time hopefully. Have a great journey.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Hava good trip!

Gaelyn said...

I too can hear the road calling, after the holidays. Plan on visiting Big Bend also. Never been there but have friends that live nearby. Or as nearby as you can get. I look forward to your stories and images for teasers. Happy Holidays!

biobabbler said...

To quote my out loud response to your travel agenda: "Oh my God I HATE you." SO excited for you. I LOVE Aransas NWR!!! My first whooping cranes and 2nd alligator viewing in the wild experience, plus So Tex. = ROSEATE SPOONBILLS and reddish egrets, so so many amazing things!! One of my favorite sights EVER in So. Tex. was a crested caracara perched on a dead, black wild boar. I almost LOST my mind. Bon bon bon voyage!!! =)

Out on the prairie said...

I always liked the beware of aligator sign in Aransas but never saw one. Lovely area to bird, a real nice diversity.

Marka said...

Enjoy the trip!

Clytie said...

I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip - Happy Trails!

Dominic Gendron said...

Have a great trip and bring back ton's of great image! Love the kinglet ;)

Kala said...

I have always wanted to visit Big Bend. Looking forward to seeing your photos.

Anonymous said...

Looks just like our english robin.
Is ther not going to be a Scenic Sunday this week, do you know?
Or are they fortnightly?
couldn't work it out,

Patti said...

LOVE your photo. I can see it as a greeting card. Can't you??

cat said...

Aww so pretty!

Nicole said...

Awww, that sure is a Beauty :-)
Wishing you lots of fun and great photo ops :-)!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The little Kinglet looks quite different from the ones that I have seen here, lovely shot of it. Have a fun and safe journey. Always fun to see where you have been and view your images~

lisaschaos said...

Hope you have a great time! I've been both of those places. :) We spent our honeymoon in Big Bend. We have the International Whooping Crane Foundation up here in WI - you should come up! :)

Dishesdone said...

What a cute bird! Love this picture!