Passing by this pasture...St. Vincent's School in the background...this is near the pumpkin patch that I visited before Halloween.
Here we are back at the Las Gallinas wildlife ponds... a series of ponds with treated waters..so no swimming for us doggies. A favorite stop for bird watchers, since a variety of species migrating on the Pacific Flyway, make the area home for fall and winter.
You can see a variety of ducks, Canada geese, American avocets, black-necked stilts, kildeer, raptors, lots of egrets...and more. This morning our walk started as usual, at the McInnis Parkie levy area. Across a marsh, mom noticed (what she thinks are) the American White Pelicans. After our usual route, we hopped levy trails to see the pelicans...not the best photos below, and we didn't want to get too close..... These pelicans are among the largest birds in North America. Very interesting birds, we found the following about migration....in winter, they are rarely found on the open seashore, preferring brackish estuaries and lagoons. They cross deserts and mountains but avoid the open ocean on migration. However, stray birds, often blown off course by hurricanes, have been seen in the Caribbean.
I am sure we will be back for some better photos. Mom forgot her good camera.
Mmmmmm. More to see and smell....love sticking my snooter closer to the source. A very calm, pretty morning.
Homebound...with one of Golden Samantha's borrowed toys! Haven't quite mastered how to use this one....
A few more snooter sniffs.....
We are so glad to hear that Max in South Africa is doing well! Love ya pal! http://theadventuresofmaxdog.blogspot.com/
And, pleased that other pals are doing a lot better. Hugs to all of you!
See you again soon!