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Jan 5, 2016 - On the road again......

We left Mississippi today and headed thru Louisiana then west to Texas. We stopped at the Texas border at the Blue Elbow Swamp and took the boardwalk to stretch our legs.We saw lot's of birds and 2 white egrets catching their supper. The weather was 58 and sunny today. Stopped for the night in Winnie TX then tomorrow on to San Antonio.

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Dec 19, 2015 - Birding Skillern & Bolivar Peninsula

Date: December 19, 2015 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 40º High 61º Wildlife count: Year List: 328 Birds: Common Snipe, Killdeer, Snow Geese (many flocks), Northern Mockingbird, Savannah Sparrow, American Pipit, American Avocet, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Northern Shoveler, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron (at least 50), Roseate Spoonbill, Bald Eagle, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Common Gallinule, Northern Cardinal, Black & Turkey Vultures, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wren (sp), Western Sandpiper,...

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Dec 18, 2015 - Birding Anahuac

Date: December 18, 2015 Weather: bright sunshine Temperature: start 41º High 62º Wildlife count: Gators, Feral hogs Year List: Birds: Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, Crested Caracara, Black Vulture, American Coot, Common Gallinule, Eastern Meadowlark, Great Blue Heron, Northern Mockingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Snow Geese, Snowy Egret, Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Tri-colored Heron, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Red-winged Blackbird, Pied-billed Grebe, Fulvous Whistling Duck, White...

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Dec 17, 2015 - On to Winnie

Date: December 17, 2015 Tonight’s Location: Winnie, TX Campground: Winnie Inn and Suites RV Mileage: End - 87707 Start - 87466 Total Miles for the day: 241 Weather: beautiful sunny day Temperature: start 51º High 64º Wildlife count: Year List: 328 Birds: American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Egret, Mourning Dove, European Starling, Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Snowy Egret, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Meadowlark, Northern Harrier, White-tailed Kite, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Mockingbird We left the Atchafalaya Basin area around 9...

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Apr 17, 2013 - High Island & Winnie

We went birding again today in High Island, Texas. We were definitely NOT disappointed. The two sanctuaries we visited both have watering spots set up for birds to drink, they call them drips. It looked like they all decided to take baths at the same time today. We saw Blue Grosbeaks, Summer Tanagers, Gold Finches, Indigo Buntings, White Throated Sparrows, Catbirds, Brown Thrashers, Blue winged Warblers, Hooded Warblers, Orchard Oriels and MORE taking baths and drinking together. We also had a Painted Bunting land in our yard yesterday....

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Mar 9, 2013 - Anahuac Wildlife Refuge

We had one of those “wowser” days again today. We visited the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. We started our tour near Winnie, Texas and stopped at all of the bird viewing areas on the way to the main entrance. The refuge is set up into two distinct viewing areas, one is full of wading type birds like herons etc. The other one is absolutely loaded with every kind of duck I have ever seen. That will be part two of this update. I am still looking birds up in my books to identify them, but I know I have at least five new birds for my birding...

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Oct 27, 2012 - Anahuac and High Island

Date: October 27, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Winnie, TX Mileage: End - 2889 Start - 2713 Total Miles for the day: 176 Weather: brilliant sunshine Temperature: start 49º High 63º Wildlife count: Nutria, Monarch Butterflies, American Alligators (3) Birds: Great-tailed Grackle, European Starling, Turkey Vulture, Meadowlark, Killdeer, Brown-headed Cowbird, Mourning Dove, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Northern Harrier, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-winged Blackbird, American Coot, Fluvious Whistling Duck, Moorhen, Eastern...

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Oct 26, 2012 - Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Date: October 26, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Winnie, TX Mileage: End - 2713 Start - 2633 Total Miles for the day: 80 Weather: mostly cloudy, a few sunbreaks Temperature: start 69º High morning temp was high for the day – went down to 64º Wildlife count: Tree frog, American Alligator, Monarch Butterfly Birds: Cattle Egret, Mourning Dove, White-faced Ibis, Great-tailed Grackle, Northern Harrier, Meadowlark, Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Great Blue Heron (White Morph), Scissortail Flycatcher, Violet-green Swallow, Great Egret, White Ibis,...

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Oct 25, 2012 - God's People & a Pumpkin Patch

Date: October 25, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Winnie, TX Mileage: End - 2632 Start - 2338 Total Miles for the day: 294 Weather: mostly cloudy, a few sprinkles Temperature: start 70º High 91º Wildlife count: Birds: Great Blue Heron, Crow, Turkey Vulture, Rock dove, Grackle, Cattle Egret, European Starling We enjoyed a relaxed morning and left Texarkana at 8:24am. Our drive was uneventful and the shower lasted about 3 minutes. We drove south on US 59 to Tenaha, which was an excellent road, 4 lane almost all of the way. We then picked up US 96,...

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Apr 8, 2011 - Winnie, TX - Larry's Old Time Trade Days

It was a hard, boring 273 mile trip along I-10 to Winnie, TX on Thursday. The road was absolutely horrible most of the way across LA. Even though the new Mothership has air bags, the ride was very rough. There was a good bit of wind across us from the South as well. A heavier coach made it easier but not easy. I think we might as well get used to the wind as it will be very normal from now on. We are staying at Larry's Old Time Trade Days in Winnie, TX. Odds are you have never heard of either of them. I know we hadn't. They have two...

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Jan 7, 2008 - Glad I'm not driving - wind is terrible

Saturday night we stayed Gadsden, AL at a campground owned by the city. It was right next to the Noccalula Falls that has a unique Indian legend. The tribe's chief wanted to marry his daughter to the chief of another tribe so he could acquire riches. Of course, the maiden's heart belong to another, so the chief banned him from the tribe and in sorrow the maiden jumped off the cliff into the falls. There is a statue depicting her leap. Also in the park was a dedication to the Masonic Fraternity. There was a monument and the lodge room was...

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