Loosing Ground

This is a post that is very different from most I have done.  It is not about photography, travel, birding or any of my other adventures.  It is about the loss, the accelerating loss of land in South East Louisiana.  I spend a lot of time in the costal marshes and have been aware of []


Birds in flight workshop

I am considering holding a “Birds in Flight” workshop sometime in spring 2015.  I wonder if anyone is interested? Option 1.- is either ½ or a full day workshop that would include a few hours in a classroom and the remaining time in the field photographing birds.  The birds will be gulls. Option 2.- is []


A smart phone app that does it all

This is a brief post.  It is a revolution for me and I wanted to pass it on to others who are interested in some information that allows us to go beyond casual photography. I just found a smart phone app that does all of the things I have a fair number of apps to []


Bosque del Apache trip

The Bosque del Apache trip is posted on Adventures in Photography now.  Check it out if you are interested in waterfowl on their wintering grounds.  The big hitters are Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese.  There are plenty of other species there too.  We will also visit White Sands for afternoon and night photography.  The trip []


Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are a wonderful place to visit any time of the year.  However, if you can travel as you wish I suggest you visit there in May as the animals and landscape begin to wake after a long winter and in late September-early October when the animals and the landscape []


The last Pygmy Owl post for this year.

    Ruth and I went to the San Miguelito Ranch again because we heard that the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl chicks had fledged and we might be able to see them together out of the nest box.  We got there about 3 days later.  They were still there but were more comfortable with the world and []


Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl again

You have seen my video on the owl in the previous post.  This one is from Action 4 News in the Rio Grand Valley http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1034821 It features  Leticia Tijerina the owner of San Miguelito Ranch in South Texas and Ruth Hoyt.  Ruth is well known in The Valley as a teacher, photographer and guide.  Letty is []


Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Ferruginous Pigmy-Owl One of the highlights of my recent trip to South Texas was a visit to San Miguelito Ranch with Ruth Hoyt to see and photograph the pair of nesting Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls.  This pint size owl is a South Texas specialty and is very rare in the United States.  I have been told this []


FLASH Fall-out alert

There is a good chance that we will have a migratory bird fall-out at Grand Isle today. Well, this is Wednesday the 16th.  The fall-out did not occur yesterday as expected.  In fact the birding in general was pretty slow.  Maybe the birds came in today.  I do know they had plenty of birds on []


Bird Photographers

Just a quick bit of information for bird photographers and of course birders if there are any who do not know about this website.  If interested in the spring bird migration I suggest you look at this Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Cast website. http://birdcast.info It predicts bird movement throughout the Gulf Coast so if []


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