Monday, December 15, 2008

My World Tuesday, Part 7

My World Texas,
Based in Ft. Worth, Texas

Today in Texas
A Sunday Drive to Hagerman


Yesterday was a nice day for a drive in the country and we decided to go up to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. The temperature was about 75 degrees and the birding, from inside the car, was pretty good despite a 30 - 40 mph wind.

Hagerman is located on the Texas side of Lake Texoma, which is the The Texas - Oklahoma border. We had not been up there since the Geese returned. There were several thousand geese, mostly Snow Geese (including the Blue goose), some Ross's Geese, a few Greater White-fronted Geese, and a very few Canadian Geese. We saw 33 species of birds in all. Most of the sparrows and small grass birds were down out of the wind (can't say I blame them).

Click on the photos for full page views.


We Started Early
(photo by Martha at the What-a-Burger), while I ordered Breakfast.


Thousands of Geese
(photo by Martha)


Coots Surprised
When I walked up to the edge of a cliff, and grabbed this snapshot,
they started walking on water,


Leave a comment for your favorite photo.
Troy and Martha

Location of Hagerman and Lake Texoma
Hagerman NWR is located on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma.

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32 comments:

Daryl said...

Martha .. you made those birds walk on water ... WOW! Whatdidyaget at What-A Burger, Troy?

:-Daryl

FickleMinded said...

Those geese...so many of them! :D
Thanks For The Visit

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Look at all those geese! I wonder if some are from my part of Ontario. ;-)

Sara G said...

Great post and photo's!!

kjpweb said...

Wonderful! Walking on water tops my list! :)
Cheers, Klaus

ewok1993 said...

Oh that's the perfect birding spot. More geese please.

See you next week.

Reader Wil said...

I love all your photos Troy and Martha! For I always enlarge the photos by clicking on them. In January a friend of mine and I go goose and duck watching on a bus tour. Which is wonderful. We'll see of course a lot of other birds too.

fishing guy said...

Troy: What a neat shot of the birds. I like the Coots all taking off.

Susan said...

Impossible to pick a favourite: they're fantastic photos!

As beautiful as that early-morning moon photo is, I think you chose wisely in ordering the breakfast.
;-)
It sounds like a great day out!

Dirk said...

Thanks for sharing this nice shots with us. I love the last photo.
Dirkjogt, Belgium

SandyCarlson said...

Such a very bright and beautiful, lively place!

imac said...

Really love these photos, and those geese, wow walking the waters.

babooshka said...

Where did all those geese come from! As always great info and pretty images especially the blue with the moon.

Arija said...

To have seasonal access to all those wonderful birds must be heaven! Great shots from both of you. I have never seen a snow goose in person but wouldn't I just love to.

Glennis said...

My favorite photo is the Coots walking on water, a great capture.
Mind you, the geese are good too! Even the Moon through the looks good.

Wren said...

Nice! I've only seen a large flock of snow geese once, and never so many coots at one time. What a great outing.

ChrissyM said...

Look at all those geese!! Great photos!

Müge said...

Dear Troy and Martha,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful day with us. You made great photos and my favourite is the last one! :-)

Cheers,

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy and Martha, I love the sublte colors in all of these photos, the changing hues in sky and water, the greens,blues and golds of geese in grass. I have yet to see a greater white-fronted goose. This looks like a wonderful place to me. BTW, did your package finally arrive?

Stacey Huston said...

I love all you photo..you know that. Your world is beautiful and much warmer than mine..Maybe you could send a bit of that heat our way?? thanks for sharing

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I was just out in the Big Thicket this summer. Texas is one big state ... and very diverse. I couldn't believe that Beaumont got 60 inches of rain per year. Who would have thought in Texas.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots but I think my favorite is that last one. Awesome!
:-)

kayleen said...

It looks like the geese have arrived! Nice photos, one and all.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is a lot of geese, very pretty

T and S said...

All 3 are beautiful images, however the first one is just gorgeous colors and stunning composition...Thomas

Luiz Ramos said...

Geese return. Beautiful your World.
Great shot and subject.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Awesome post... the Coots shot is fantastic. Those birds are quite skittish, at least around here. I can't get near them without them going absolutely insane!

Take care!
~Michele~

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Looks like a wonderful day out, so many geese!

Gaelyn said...

Nice tour through the Hagerman. Wildlife Refuges are wonderful places to have and visit. Great photos for MWT.

Anna said...

Troy and Martha, excellent photos. Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Beautiful shots!! Thought I'd drop by and wish you a Happy Holiday and a great 2009.

It's Time to Live... said...

Hey, It looks warm there. Where is the Snow? My world is changing each day. But, Its Time To Live. I enjoy stopping by each week to see what you may be up to and to check out your photo images, THanks.