2010-04 Hill Country Photo Safari with David Cardinal Photo

  • Elm Bottom Creek Pond
    Elm Bottom Creek Pond
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#2530
    Larry Jackson
  • Elm Bottom Creek
    Elm Bottom Creek
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#2532
    Larry Jackson
  • Elm Bottom Creek
    Elm Bottom Creek
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#2534
    Larry Jackson
  • Block Creek
    Block Creek
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#2536
    Larry Jackson
  • House Finch
    House Finch
    Carpodacus mexicanus - male.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4630
    Larry Jackson
  • Lesser Goldfinch
    Lesser Goldfinch
    Carduelis psaltria - male.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4661
    Larry Jackson
  • Lesser Goldfinch
    Lesser Goldfinch
    Carduelis psaltria - female.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4688
    Larry Jackson
  • Lesser Goldfinch
    Lesser Goldfinch
    Carduelis psaltria - male.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4746
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-crested Titmouse
    Black-crested Titmouse
    Baeolophus atricristatus
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4674
    Larry Jackson
  • House Sparrow
    House Sparrow
    Passer domesticus - male.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4678
    Larry Jackson
  • Brown-headed Cowbirds
    Brown-headed Cowbirds
    Malothrus ater - male (displaying) & female.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4694
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Archilochus alexandri - female.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4759
    Larry Jackson
  • Lark Sparrow
    Lark Sparrow
    Chondestes grammacus
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4768
    Larry Jackson
  • Wild Turkey
    Wild Turkey
    Meleagris gallopavo - female.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4788
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Archilochus alexandri - male.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4884
    Larry Jackson
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker
    Golden-fronted Woodpecker
    Melanerpes aurifrons - male.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#4915
    Larry Jackson
  • Lincoln's Sparrow
    Lincoln's Sparrow
    Melospiza lincolnii
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#7524
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Cardinal
    Northern Cardinal
    Cardinalis cardinalis - male.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 26, 2010
    2010-04-26#7529
    Larry Jackson
  • Barn
    Barn
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#4931
    Larry Jackson
  • Harris's Hawk
    Harris's Hawk
    Parabuteo unicinctus - rescued birds of prey were brought to the ranch and flown for us to take photos.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#1590
    Larry Jackson
  • Lanner Falcon
    Lanner Falcon
    Falco biarmicus
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#1637
    Larry Jackson
  • Eastern Screech-owl
    Eastern Screech-owl
    Megascops asio
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#4971
    Larry Jackson
  • Eastern Screech-owl
    Eastern Screech-owl
    Megascops asio
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#4990
    Larry Jackson
  • Great Horned Owl
    Great Horned Owl
    Bubo virginianus - orphaned owl that still exhibits juvenile behavior in maturity.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5034
    Larry Jackson
  • Red-tailed Hawk
    Red-tailed Hawk
    Buteo jamaicensis - Jesses removed in photoshop.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5106
    Larry Jackson
  • Red-tailed Hawk
    Red-tailed Hawk
    Buteo jamaicensis
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5148
    Larry Jackson
  • Red-tailed Hawk
    Red-tailed Hawk
    Buteo jamaicensis - on the handler's glove.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5152
    Larry Jackson
  • Harris's Hawk
    Harris's Hawk
    Parabuteo unicinctus
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5201
    Larry Jackson
  • Harris's Hawk
    Harris's Hawk
    Parabuteo unicinctus
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5252
    Larry Jackson
  • Lanner Falcon
    Lanner Falcon
    Falco biarmicus
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5288
    Larry Jackson
  • Lanner Falcon
    Lanner Falcon
    Falco biarmicus
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5292
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-bellied Whistling-ducks
    Black-bellied Whistling-ducks
    Dendrocygna autumnalis - on the Elm Bottom Creek Pond.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5326
    Larry Jackson
  • Canada Goose
    Canada Goose
    Branta canadensis
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5333
    Larry Jackson
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    Archilochus colubris, female - best guess due to the presence of a male.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5396
    Larry Jackson
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Pyrocephalus rubinus - male.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5420
    Larry Jackson
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Pyrocephalus rubinus - female.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 27, 2010
    2010-04-27#5431
    Larry Jackson
  • Antelope Horn
    Antelope Horn
    Asclepias asperula
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1685
    Larry Jackson
  • Texas Bluebonnets
    Texas Bluebonnets
    Lupinus texensis
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1687
    Larry Jackson
  • Drummond's Phlox
    Drummond's Phlox
    Phlox drummondii
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1688
    Larry Jackson
  • Bitterweed
    Bitterweed
    Helenium amarum
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1691
    Larry Jackson
  • Hole-in-the-sand
    Hole-in-the-sand
    Nicolletia edwardsii
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1692
    Larry Jackson
  • Lace Hedgehog
    Lace Hedgehog
    Echinocereus reichenbachii
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1694
    Larry Jackson
  • Desert Christmas Cholla
    Desert Christmas Cholla
    Cylindropuntia leptocaulis
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1696
    Larry Jackson
  • Texas Bluebonnets
    Texas Bluebonnets
    Lupinus texensis - variation.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1699
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Dogface on Bitterweed
    Southern Dogface on Bitterweed
    Zerene cesonia & Helenium amarum
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1700
    Larry Jackson
  • White Prickly Poppy
    White Prickly Poppy
    Argemone albiflora ssp texana - with a juvenile grasshopper or katydid.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1702
    Larry Jackson
  • Milfoil
    Milfoil
    Achillea millefolium - commonly called Yarrow.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1709
    Larry Jackson
  • Water Striders
    Water Striders
    Gerris specie - mating.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1713
    Larry Jackson
  • Texas Vervain
    Texas Vervain
    Verbena halei
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1719
    Larry Jackson
  • Poppy
    Poppy
    Non-native plant growing on the ranch we visited for the photo session.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1723
    Larry Jackson
  • Antelope Horn & Gray Hairstreaks
    Antelope Horn & Gray Hairstreaks
    Asclepias asperula & Strymon melinus
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1738
    Larry Jackson
  • Turkey Vulture
    Turkey Vulture
    Cathartes aura
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1743
    Larry Jackson
  • Scarlet Hedgehog
    Scarlet Hedgehog
    Echiocereus coccineus
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1750
    Larry Jackson
  • Bristle-leaf Dyssodia
    Bristle-leaf Dyssodia
    Dyssodia tenuiloba
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1757
    Larry Jackson
  • Evening-star Rain Lily
    Evening-star Rain Lily
    Cooperia drummondii
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#1758
    Larry Jackson
  • Wildflowers
    Wildflowers
    Mostly Texas Bluebonnets and Bitterweed.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#2544
    Larry Jackson
  • Antelope Horns
    Antelope Horns
    Asclepias asperula
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#2545
    Larry Jackson
  • Enchanted Rock
    Enchanted Rock
    A large granite dome.
    Between Fredricksburg & Llano, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#2548
    Larry Jackson
  • Wildflowers
    Wildflowers
    Texas Bluebonnets and Bitterweed with Enchanted Rock in the background.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#2549
    Larry Jackson
  • Wildflowers
    Wildflowers
    Mostly Bitterweed.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#2553
    Larry Jackson
  • Landscape
    Landscape
    Prickly Pear, Texas Bluebonnets & Bitterweed.
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#2558
    Larry Jackson
  • Creek
    Creek
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#2560
    Larry Jackson
  • Wildflowers
    Wildflowers
    Enchanted Rock Area, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#2571
    Larry Jackson
  • Mourning Dove
    Mourning Dove
    Zenaida macroura
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5474
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Archilochus alexandri - female feeding on Nodding Thistle.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5528
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Archilochus alexandri - female.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5569
    Larry Jackson
  • Painted Bunting
    Painted Bunting
    Passerina ciris - male fluffing.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5564
    Larry Jackson
  • Painted Bunting
    Painted Bunting
    Passerina ciris - males responded to a recorded bird call that we were given to use.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5614
    Larry Jackson
  • Painted Bunting
    Painted Bunting
    Passerina ciris - males are very pretty.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5623
    Larry Jackson
  • Eastern Black Swallowtail on Nodding Thistle
    Eastern Black Swallowtail on Nodding Thistle
    Papilio polyxenes & Carduus nutans
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5632
    Larry Jackson
  • Giant Swallowtail onNodding Thistle
    Giant Swallowtail onNodding Thistle
    Papilio cresphontes & Carduus nutans
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5680
    Larry Jackson
  • Barn Swallow
    Barn Swallow
    Hirundo rustica - all were busily gathering mud for nests.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-28#5729
    Larry Jackson
  • Eastern Fox Squirrel
    Eastern Fox Squirrel
    Sciurus niger
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#5754
    Larry Jackson
  • Eastern Fox Squirrel
    Eastern Fox Squirrel
    Sciurus niger
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#5765
    Larry Jackson
  • Monarch on Nodding Thistle
    Monarch on Nodding Thistle
    Danaus plexippus & Carduus nutans
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#5796
    Larry Jackson
  • Eastern Phoebe
    Eastern Phoebe
    Sayornis phoebe - there was a nest above a light on the porch with 3 chicks.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#5822
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Black-chinned Hummingbird
    Archilochus alexandri - male feeding on Nodding Thistle.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#5901
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-chinned Hummingbirds
    Black-chinned Hummingbirds
    Archilochus alexandri - females feeding on Nodding Thistle.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#6094
    Larry Jackson
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
    Brown-headed Cowbird
    Molothrus ater, male.  There was a trap on the property to reduce the population of this parasitic bird.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#6186
    Larry Jackson
  • Chuckwagon
    Chuckwagon
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#2610
    Larry Jackson
  • Light Painted Chuckwagon
    Light Painted Chuckwagon
    An interesting long exposure technique that uses flashlight to expose the subject in the dark.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#2616
    Larry Jackson
  • Light Painted Chuckwagon
    Light Painted Chuckwagon
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-29#2619
    Larry Jackson
  • Light Painted Chuckwagon
    Light Painted Chuckwagon
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 28, 2010
    2010-04-29#2620
    Larry Jackson
  • Light Painted House
    Light Painted House
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 29, 2010
    2010-04-29#2624
    Larry Jackson
  • Old Hay Mower
    Old Hay Mower
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 30, 2010
    2010-04-30#2632
    Larry Jackson
  • Inca Dove
    Inca Dove
    Columbina inca, male - distinguished by red eye.
    Turkey Hollow, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 30, 2010
    2010-04-30#6234
    Larry Jackson
  • Summer Tanager
    Summer Tanager
    Piranga rubra, male - insectivore that was attracted by a recorded call.
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 30, 2010
    2010-04-30#6280
    Larry Jackson
  • Texas Spiny Lizard
    Texas Spiny Lizard
    Sceloporus olivaceus
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, April 30, 2010
    2010-04-30#6295
    Larry Jackson
  • Caboose Bunkhouse
    Caboose Bunkhouse
    Laurels Ranch, Block Creek Natural Area, Kendall County, Texas, May 1, 2010
    2010-05-01#2639
    Larry Jackson