Once again, the long-eared owl was hanging out where it could be seen. People have been coming from all over to see it because it is out of its usual range.
The Bird Pond is home to many types of ducks. Excuse the grainy quality of these photos, the ducks were on the opposite side of the pond. Using my best Sherlock Holmes bird detecting skills, I think these ducks are in the following photo: male and female hooded mergansers, bufflehead, a gadwall, and scaups (species ?).
|A variety of ducks.|
|Two hooded mergansers and a gadwall (?)|
|Adult female red-winged blackbird.|
|Mourning warbler (?) - a very small bird.|
|Need help identifying this bird.|
Some people come to Texas and say they've never seen a longhorn. We see them as we're driving down the freeway!
|Christmas tree in front of The Alamo.|
|Bob in his new Ducks shirt at The Alamo. |
(Ignore the Longhorn shirts behind him.)
The night air chilled us as we rode to see the lights. We were on the river taxi about two hours. Our driver did not inspire confidence and was the slowest boat on the river. Oh well. We certainly got to see the lights.
|Some of our group at the restaurant.|
|The lights coming on at dusk.|
|Stephanie and me on the River Taxi.|
|Pearl Brewery lights as seen from our river taxi.|
|Downtown Riverwalk area|
|RiverCenter Mall's tree.|
I'll leave you with one final photo from Mitchell Lake Wetlands. You can figure it out.
The end. Travel Bug out.