Census for the Birds

December 30, 2010 at 7:04 pm (Uncategorized)

I spent about five months in 2009 and 2010 helping the U. S. Census Bureau count people for the 2010 tally.  I spent the last two days counting birds for the 111th annual Christmas Bird Count.  About a dozen of us covered two circles fifteen miles in diameter here at Big Bend National Park, one in the Chisos Mountains area, and the other in the Rio Grande Village area.  People came from Austin, Las Cruces, NM, and other places to help us “locals” with this important (and very fun) duty. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sun Dogs and a Sun Pillar

December 3, 2010 at 7:53 pm (Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park TX, National Parks, Nature, Photography, TX)

Sun Dog on Right of Sun
 A pair of sun dogs flanked the setting sun this evening, formed by ice crystals in the cirrus clouds.
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