We were having lunch in Austin at the Hula Hut on Lake Austin. Before we were seated I looked over the deck and saw this duck. I think he might be some kind of cross-breed. I like ducks, thus this picture.
If this is a breed of ducks, please chime in with the info, or if you agree it is a cross-breed, go ahead and chime in too.
Squirrels are cute little critters that are fun to watch as they scurry around. They do, however, play havoc on bird feeders! We caught this fellow snagging sunflower seeds out of the pretty bird feeder in our family’s backyard in Austin.
On our way to Chincoteague Island the other day we had an interesting wildlife viewing. We were on Highway 13 heading north out of Cape Charles, Virginia on the Delmarva Penninsula.
I noticed a buzzard (actually the correct name is turkey vulture) soaring over the road. He was big like the one in the picture below that I took some time ago. As he started down over the road I could tell he was heading to the ditch on the right side.
These guys have a 5 to 6 foot wingspan
The next thing I know his buddy buzzard took off from the ditch right in front of our motorhome! Whack! The next thing I see is the tail of this huge bird getting hit by the top edge of our vehicle’s hood. Sher let out a screech as the loud sound of the impact startled her to say the least. It sure scared me as well. Mr. Buzzard flew off to the left after he tried to clean the front of our hood with his tail feathers.
After our next stop we checked and luckily there was no damage to the front of the motorhome. However I know that somewhere on Hghway 13 there is a big buzzard with a sore butt.