Drama on the Guadalupe River

Drama on the Guadalupe River

Friday, March 26, 2010


Ally loves the South Padre Island dunes.

Photo captured 14 Mar 10

Floating the River

Sunset this evening on the Guadalupe River. Celebrated St Patrick's day chasing green fish from the kayak.

Enjoying the beautiful early spring weather..... hawks and buzzards soaring thermals overhead, fish popping the river's surface, whitetail feeding along the river's banks.....the upper Guadalupe River valley.

Photo captured 17 Mar 10

Spring Wildflowers

This year's spring colors are folding in with vibrant gusto!

I'm out of here!

Caspian Terns (Hydroprogne caspia) bracing together against a strong Northwest wind along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline - Padre Island National Seashore Texas.

Surfs Up!

After a 2 day onshore blow, Saturday's mid-day cold front shaped the surf nicely along Padre Island National Seashore. Enjoyed a few hours of surf today...in spite of a cold brisk NW wind, the Gulf waters were nice and warm.

Photo captured 20 Mar 10

North American Raven (Corvus corax)

Much larger than the American crow, the Raven is more angular with a hooked beak. The average wing span of the American crow averages 2.5ft where as the Raven averages 4ft and weighs nearly 4 times more.

Ravens are predators and are very adaptive, preferring sheep carrion, a livestock industry alive and well in the Texas Hill Country.

Chilly Guadalupe River Morning

Forty degrees this morning.....the Guadalupe River steaming at sunrise.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Working the Fenceline

I caught this old boy working the new spring sprouts along a fenceline. He was cautious, majestic and simply beautiful! From a quick whitetaiil review, from someone who spends hours afield watching these animals, he is about as healthy as a whitetail buck in post winter conditions can get! Note his extra weight, belt busting fat, near his loins. This old boy is literally carrying a small pouch of fat...telling me he has done well through our recent winter "open range" conditions.

Two thumbs up folks!!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Right Strut

Well today , the wild turkey kingdom finally kicked off! Caught a group of hens feeding in this freshly clear cut timber edge. I started panning around and sure enough, a pair of wild Rio Grande gobblers were strutting their stuff! This is what drives me..so many hours afield for moments like this. Who needs TV? :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Turkey Vulture - Buzzard

An overcast day.....I suppose running into this guy simply fits the mood of the day. Even Mr. Buzzard looks a little blue. Come on Spring!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Arizona Desert - Redoux

Out deep in the Eastern Arizona desert. I rolled around some small sendero (small path) and caught the sunset.