Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For the birds


Monday we were greeted by three male turkeys competing for dominance in the field near the tent.
Freckles was having none of that... (sorry about the annoying background noise)

video


Inside the tent, a female Black-chinned hummingbird tired herself out, and took a brief nap before taking off into the blue sky.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Snake alert!

This afternoon at lunch, quite a commotion arose in the big pecan. First a couple of tufted titmice began flying erratically and tweeting incessantly. They were soon joined by three or four black-crested titmice and a summer tanager. The focus of their attention was the crotch between two large branches. It seems that there was an intruder in the tree. This small Texas rat snake was hiding its head from all the harassment.