Monday, April 10, 2017
We discovered that only a few miles from where we were staying in North Carolina, there is a facility called Carolina Tiger Rescue. This non-profit takes in and cares for large cats that were sick, injured, abandoned or seized by authorities. Most of these animals had been private "pets" or from failed "roadside attractions". While it was sad to see these magnificent animals here, they were experiencing a much better existence than where they had been.
With a restriction that kept us a minimum of three feet beyond the chain link fencing, getting photos without the fence in the foreground was difficult.
Leopard getting a chicken snack
Spring is finally starting to arrive in this part of the East. Trees are now blooming and starting to leaf out.
Red Bud Blossoms
And lots of Dogwood trees around
The butterflies are out.
This pair of very human-tolerant doves have been hanging out in our campsite.
Monday, February 27, 2017
In mid February we spent a couple of days at Choke Canyon State Park in south-western Texas. This is a major birdwatching area.
Collared Peccary (aka Javelina)
Interesting growths on the trees
Male and female Northern Cardinals
Friday, February 10, 2017
We recently spent a day revisiting the Sonoran Desert Museum near Tucson, Arizona. One of the activities we really like are the raptor flight programs.
The following birds were part of the morning show:
Great Horned Owl
After the morning raptor show, we viewed other animals.
Mexican Gray Wolf
A dove with colorful eyes
The following birds were part of the afternoon raptor show: