For the Birds et al.

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Great White Heron, Pavilion Key, Everglades NP
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Double-crested Cormorant, Anhinga Trail, Everglades NP
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Red-shouldered Hawk, Anhinga Trail, Everglades NP

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Great Blue Heron, Anhinga Trail, Everglades NP
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Royal Terns, Pavilion Key, Everglades NP
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Anhinga feeding young, Anhinga Trail, Everglades NP
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American Oystercatcher, Pavilion Key, Everglades NP
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various birds, Pavilion Key, Everglades NP

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Mexican Jay, Laguna Meadow Trail, Big Bend NP
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Vermillion Flycatcher, Rio Grande Valley Campground, Big Bend NP
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Clay-colored Thrush, Bentsen State Park, Texas
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Red-naped Sapsucker, Bentsen State Park, Texas
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White-tailed Hawk, Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas
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Flammulated Owl, South Padre Island Texas
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Pelican Jen, Port Aransas, Texas
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Brown Pelican, Port Aransas, Texas
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Can you tell these are whooping cranes? They were digi-scoped from a mile away.

And herps…haven’t seen many this trip because of the cold

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Brown Anole, Sable Palm Sanctuary, Texas
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Hurter’s Spadefoot, Goose Island State Park, Texas
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Other animals and beautiful scenery we encountered…

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Boot Canyon, Big Bend NP. This is the only U.S. home for the Colima Warbler
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“Carmen” White-tailed Deer, Boot Canyon, Big Bend NP
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Large Douglas Fir in “the bowl” at Guadalupe Mountains NP, Texas. An ice age relict surrounded by desert
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Smith Spring, Guadalupe Mountains NP, Texas
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Yup, Lions have killed people here. Despite the odds, we managed to survive again.
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Coyote, Daniels picnic area, Big Bend NP
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The Rio Grande at Big Bend NP

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Park Rangers put up with Mexicans crossing the river to sell their crafts illegally. The mexicans then waited on there side of the river for people to buy there stuff. This baffled us.

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cute sign on a podunk house

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Top of the notch accommodations and hospitality at Aunt Suzie and Uncle Mike’s in Scottsdale, AZ. LOVE the big, cozy bed and fruit basket!¬†We arrived Friday night and they took us to see bull riding!

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The bulls were far to rowdy and quick to get a good pic.

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From roughing it to winos…in Uncle Mike’s impressive wine cellar!