WOW, Mom's Day was a banner day for me. I knew from the moment I glanced out the office window at the hummingbird feeder and saw a big, fat yellow hummingbird! Of course, it was not really a hummingbird, but my sleepy eyes had no idea what is this migrating beauty? The Day just kept getting better! I did not have my kids as they were off in other cities. I did have some other kids who invited me to a Mother's Day of Fishing at their lakehouse. I call these guys the Twin Friends because they are twins! I also call them wizards as they are my computer guys. Anyway, we took off for Lake Winona, which is in Grimes County just north of my Waller County. Your photostudy is from the lake. Enjoy!
The Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) is the smallest North Americanspecies of icterid blackbird. The subspecies of the Caribbean coast ofMexico, I. s. fuertesi, is sometimes considered a separate species, theOchre Oriole.
|Adult male I. s. spurius|
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
The Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea, formerly placed in the genus Nycticorax), also called the American Night Heron or squawk, is a fairly small heron, similar in appearance to the Black-crowned Night Heron. It is found throughout a large part of the Americas, especially (but not exclusively) in warmer coastal regions; an example occurrence is the Petenes mangroves of theYucatan.
|Yellow-crowned Night Heron|
|Yellow-crowned night heron at a pond in Tarpon Springs, FL.|
Little Blue Heron
|Little Blue Heron|
|At Cananeia, São Paulo, Brazil|
I capped the day off on my porch where I caught the Kite and the Hummer!
Information Links for Lake Winona:
Reservoir in Grimes County, Texas, USA.
Latitude: 30.25167 : Longitude: -95.91833
Rental Cottage on Lake:
The view from the twin's back porch! (Thanks Guys, great day!)
.....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek! See You next time. Of course, one more great performance with relaxing music: