Monday, March 30, 2015

Molly Pryor Memorial Orchard on Memorial Drive at Langham Creek in the Spring

A small enclosed green space along the Terry Hershey Trail (Memorial Drive at Langham Creek)
with gazebo and walking trails. The flowers and fruits vary with the seasons 

Molly Pryor Memorial Orchard 
15200 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Commemorative Tablet for Molly Pryor 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Birding in March & April in West Houston

Ibis foraging in a wet field in Barker Reservoir 
Great White Egret at Lake off S Barker Cypress Road in
George Bush Park 
Great White Egret at Detention Pond off Westpark at Hwy 6 
Red-winged blackbird with red shoulder patches (photo)
The red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 

Black-bellied whistling ducks lined up in a row 
Grackle on a Wetlands sign in Spring-time meadow
at lake near Beltway 
A pair of black-bellied whistling ducks in profile 

Bevy of coots and a pelican, with water tower 

A trio of ibises 
Ibises at the storm water detention pond between Eldridge and Highway 6
at West Park 
Lone blackbird on tree at North Dairy Ashford 

Black vultures perching high up in trees near Westlake 
Egret taking off from a pine tree 
Black-bellied whistling ducks are gregarious 

 .. and these ducks are also a lot of fun to watch 
There is always a lot of action, if not commotion.

Duck pond adjoining playground at Memorial Drive segment
of Terry Hershey Park 
Black vultures and ducks flocking at Harris County road-maintenance facility 
in Bear Creek Park 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pelican sightings at West Houston Storm Water Detention Ponds

Photo of a pair of white pelicans floating in a West Houston flood control pond

No need to drive to the Gulf coast to see these majestic birds.
They can be observed from the trails on the banks of
West Houston flood control detention ponds on
Eldridge Parkway and at the West Loop at Bellaire. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Eldridge Oaks

Eldridge Oaks II site is still a green space 
Metro 75 Crosstown Bus Stop Sign
with KBR Building in background 
Pipeline crossing Buffalo Bayou next to Eldridge Parkway bridge
KRB Building (Eldridge Oaks) in background