Well, I’ve got three weeks to the day left here at Anahuac NWR, and my mind is turning toward moving on. That means I’m perusing maps and trying to decide upon a route to Tamarac NWR in Minnesota. Several other things have been coursing through my mind as well.
Tonight’s pictures are from my trip on Tuesday to the High Island Rookery. There are many paths in the Audubon area surrounding the rookery, and I think Lynn and I were about on all of them. We seemed to wander around forever trying to find the rookery. Because of some issues with my back, I can’t walk very far without resting, so it was a bit of a challenge. We were also given some wrong directions by a well meaning person that just prolonged the journey. The little warblers have started migrating through, so we did have things to look at.
Eventually we just followed the noise of the rookery. That noise reminds me of a pig farm with all the grunting going on.
I posted pics of the spoonbills earlier, but there are other nesters there as well. Mainly great egrets and cormorants. It’s a busy place. Tonight, I’ll focus on the egrets.
Lots of showboating going on!
One of the things I’ve been mulling over is an automatic satellite TV antenna. At a reader’s suggestion, I checked out the Winegard solution. Turns out my favorite RV repair place in Scott, LA, is also a trained Winegard installer. I’ve sent them off an email. If they can fix me up, that means I’ll make a 200 mile detour east to Billy Thibodeaux's Premiere RV before heading north. That would also be the easiest way for me to get some needed routine maintenance done on the rig as well. It would lengthen my trip some, but I’ve given myself almost three weeks to get to Minnesota. (I want to be sure all the snow is gone! )
It’s been a busy week with doing the training for the upcoming Environmental Education classes with the local school groups, and working the grand opening of the new VIS this Saturday. The famous Anahuac NWR rail walks also started on Saturday. It’s the busy season here.
Today was a simply gorgeous weather day, but about all I accomplished was the weekly laundry, a little grocery shopping, and a relaxing sit outside with Emma. Today was the first time I’ve worn shorts since last September, I believe. And perhaps you can guess what that means? As I sat outside basking in the sun, I put my glasses on and gazed downward… the seasonal HLS is upon me again! Guess I’d better get out the electric shaver tonight!
I leave you tonight with a picture of something other than a bird. Yes, the butterflies are beginning to return as well. It’s been a long winter.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy