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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bird Feeder orientation

Yesterday, we had our bird feeder orientation at the World Birding Center in Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park. The state park and National Birding Center sit between us and the Rio Grand. You can see our location and the state park on this link to a map - http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&ll=26.182785,-98.378448&spn=0.104136,0.111065&t=h&z=13&msid=103313199065289993593.0004781ba76598aa621fa - You can zoom in or out by clicking on the "+" or "-" signs on the left side of the map.

On to the orientation.....

Jose was the park ranger who led our orientation. He took us through the whole procedure from where to get the feed to where the feeding stops were located. If you click on the two photos above to enlarge them you can see our first "customer" doesn't have wings... It is a javalina hoping we drop some seed on the ground.

Here the javalina is coming pretty close behind Doug and Marilyn as he is impatient to get his food.

In the above photo there are green jays on the platform feeder and a javalina under it. I only had my iphone with me on the training time so I'm sure I will get better photos as we do the job on our own. Meanwhile, I grabbed some stock photos from the park's website to show you the beauty of what we have seen so far: First is a kiskadee, next is a green jay, and the final is the chachalaca. They are the big birds that are in the trees in the photo above.

What we are interested in seeing is one of the many bobcats that live in the park.

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