I was sitting on our front porch after breakfast, accompanied by a Bible and a cup of coffee – both being essential to Sunday morning (or any morning, for that matter) – enjoying the beautiful weather. The street light at the corner of our yard was decorated with five or six Mexican doves basking in… Continue reading Sunday Morning Hawk
Back porch hummingbird views:
You’d think that by now I’d have learned not to leave my camera inside when I retire to the front porch for Sunday morning coffee. I invariably see things that I wish I could share with you, but by the time I rush back inside, the moment has passed and all you’re left with are… Continue reading First, coyotes. Now, barn swallows. Roadrunners can’t catch a break.
More nature encounters…this time, a Great Horned Owl makes an appearance in the neighborhood.
I’ve written before about the flock of wild turkeys that have taken up residence in my old neighborhood in Fort Stockton. For whatever reasons, the size of the group has dwindled from the upper teens to just three, a gobbler (male) and two hens. The male has been known to exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people,… Continue reading Turkey Stalking
Killdeer are exceedingly common throughout the US, and they’re even regularly observed around bodies of water in our arid part of the state. Still, I haven’t had the opportunity to observe them up close until a family took up residence around the stream and pond located in our new neighborhood. I shot the following video… Continue reading Neighborhood Killdeer
Capturing nature on “film” midway through a morning bike ride.
It’s a tough world out there, and sometimes your best efforts to cope with it can backfire.
You don’t want to get on the wrong side of a mockingbird, nosireebob.