Monday, December 19, 2016

John Beck

This is for John Beck.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cibola Bird Run 12-13-16

 Good Morning to all my  Readers, out there in
this land of beauty.  We went on a Bird Run early this morning , here at Cibola NWR.  These are just a few of the birds we had the pleasure of seeing here.

The first one above and this  are a few of the  Canada Geese resting in the pasture above.  Plus the lone Canada Goose getting ready to land.  They are common and widespread. They are not always found in water.

This is a Great-blue Heron.  They are uncommon , but are widespread.  They nests in colonies in trees.  Usually seen alone.

The American White Pelican roosts on sandbars. They forages in shallow waiers of lakes , marshes and lagoonns.

This another Great-blue Hernon caught on a Osprey roosting nest in the NWR.  The park has them built all around the area.

This is a Sandhill Crane.  They can be found in large numbers..  They winter in marshes or on farmland.  They spend the nights in groups.

These were all found here at Cibola NWR.  This was our birding run for this morning .
There so much to see here.  Camping sites are not the best , but you can not have everything all the time.

All most forgot my favorite is the Burrowing Owl, that we saw on another outing.  We saw these at a earlier time.

Have a good day .  Kitfoxgal

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cibola NWR

Good Morning to all my Viewers.  DesertDale and Kitfoxgal went out on there daily Birding run at Cibola NWR area.  We will be here a few more days.
I seem to post something each year we are here.  I hope this posting will be a little different. 

Cibola NWR is locate in the floodplain of the Colorado River.  It has some 18,444 acres for the wintering grounds for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife  such as
This coyote  that seems to have just woke up from a rest.  DesertDale
 had the pleasure of taking the coyotes's photo just after he took this photo of the Burrowing Owl out of his home in  the ground.
There is much, much on a  about a 4 mile route.
There also many sites close by to drive to.
Hope you enjoy this posting as much as DesertDale and Kitfoxgal had staying there at Cibola NWR.  It is a boondocking site with no hook ups.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Birding Adventure

 This Birding Adventure was to be posted.  It looks lke I forgot to post it. 
Getting old and forgetfull.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Algodones Adventure

DesertDale and Kitfoxgal went to Algdones to get Meds. and visit a friend , that live there.
Migel and his wife have a shop there on the main street.  The photo was taken last year.  Migel did not have his shop  set up yet.  So Kitfoxgal bought a pair of errings from his nephew , who also has a shop there on the main street.
Algodones has more pharmacies, doctors, dentists and opticians in a 4 blocks area  in the world.     Both Americans and Canadians  come over there for that meds.  You can ask around and get the same answer the doctors and dentists.
Algodones is about 7 miles from Yuma and about 20 miles from our site at Sidewinder.  It cost $6 to park yoour car , unless you drive over inot Mexico.  We never do , we just pay the $6 and walk over.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Tule Springs Birding Adventure In Vegas

On the road to Tule Springs for our treat for Saturday , here at our site in Goverment Wash. 
This is a view of Las Vegas from the road from Lake Mead.
This is a view of Tule Springs. We saw very few birds this time around.  Last year we had the pleasure of seeing this this beauty of a bird, the Common Peafowl, or Peacock.  They are very unmistakable.
This year all we saw was DesertDale's friend the Buzzard.  It is a large bird of prey.
We enjoyed the outing .

Friday, September 30, 2016

Henderson, NV. Birding Adventure Plus Wetlands Park

We have moved to one hot site from another.
DesertDale likes to take photos of birds, of any kind and I enjoy following him.
These are 2 Mallard Ducks seen at Bird Viewing Preserve in Henderson.

Henderson's Bird Viewing Preserve is locaited at their Water Reclamation Facility, near Galleria Dr. and the Boulder Highway.
There are some 100 acres of basins, lagoons and ponds .  The best time to go is in  the cooler months.  There are a few birds there even in the summer.

This was taken last year, when the fall migration was on at the Henderson site.
The fall migration is the is the best for you and the birds, such as Loons, Grebes, Cormorants,  Herons, Egrets, the Sandpipers, Ibisies, Gulls, Roadrunners and many more. This Tuttle and the Painte Tuttle are just 2 of the many animals wee seen.

Same tuttle in and out of water.

The Painted Tuttle is a smaller type.
As we come to the end of our walk this rabbit runs right if front of us.