Around the lakes, Denison, Texas - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > Cyber Campfire
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-06-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Around the lakes, Denison, Texas

Huge Lake Texoma is near us. It has many Army Corps and other campgrounds, and marinas.

There were recently ten or more big blue herons lined up along a long stretch of the lake, some distance from each other. Never seen that before.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150759.jpg (404.7 KB, 19 views)
__________________

__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 02:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Here are a blue and a white together.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150754.jpg (300.5 KB, 12 views)
__________________

__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 02:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Even closer to us, however, is a little gem of a lake in town that I frequent. I see something different every time.

I will post some photos that I took recently, but the iPad allows only one per post, so I will make a bunch of posts.

Seagulls
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150207.jpg (350.2 KB, 16 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 02:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
This log is full.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150987.jpg (285.3 KB, 13 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
The path around is about a mile and a half with much of it in the woods, but not this side.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1140964.jpg (401.1 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Cliff side of the lake
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150996.jpg (402.5 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Turkey vultures on land, cormorants in the water and seagulls flying.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150311.jpg (399.2 KB, 13 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
One of several American coots who seem to be permanent residents of Waterloo Lake.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1140866.jpg (356.8 KB, 6 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:11 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Wildflowers
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150632.jpg (208.1 KB, 5 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:15 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
And more wildflowers! Which Texas is known for. I belong to the Ladybird Wildflower Center in Austin.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150957.jpg (414.8 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:19 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
One of four domestic Roman geese who reside at the lake. The mallard "belongs" to two of them.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150462.jpg (215.1 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Part of cliffside path
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150593.jpg (405.4 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:27 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
This is a cormorant and there have been dozens at the lake. Sometimes they are up in the trees. Tree ducks!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150655.jpg (269.8 KB, 7 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:41 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Turkey vultures
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1150330.jpg (382.0 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:44 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
This is a duck who is new and I don't know what it is. Maybe someone knows.

And maybe somebody knows what kind of wildflowers those are.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1160015.jpg (174.2 KB, 9 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 03:50 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Waterloo Lake

We also are near Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and are members there, so have been many times. We have seen thousands of birds there. I will post some photos some time from Hagerman.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1140989.jpg (408.6 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 04:26 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 11,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by float5 View Post
This is a duck who is new and I don't know what it is. Maybe someone knows.
I don't have a clue - female ducks are usually not very distinctive. Often the best way to identify them is by looking at their mates.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 05:34 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
I don't have a clue - female ducks are usually not very distinctive. Often the best way to identify them is by looking at their mates.
There was no mate that I saw. It was around the Roman geese and there were some mallards but it appeared to be mostly by itself. I will see what it is doing another time if I see it again. I thought that maybe it was a young mallard but it does not look that young and it does not look like a mallard. Also a couple of Canada geese nearby. But I expect that you Canadians could recognize your own.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 05:58 PM   #19
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 8,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by float5 View Post
This is a duck who is new and I don't know what it is. Maybe someone knows.
A Khaki Campbell Hen maybe? About Khaki Campbells - Moose Manor Farms
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 06:21 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
A Khaki Campbell Hen maybe? About Khaki Campbells - Moose Manor Farms
That does look a lot like it. I will see if there is a mate next time.
__________________

__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×