Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Tree House at Rockport

On our recent trip to Texas to see the Whooping Cranes, we stayed at a bed and breakfast on the Copano Bay. It's actually a garage apt that Marsha and Harry Krenek rent out, and it's a wonderful spot. Situated in the middle of a coastal live oak grove, on a bluff overlooking the bay, it's a tranquil spot and one that is wonderful for wildlife. Not only were there plenty of birds around, but we spied raccoon, deer, fox, and the biggest, fattest fox squirrels you'll ever see. We highly recommend it if you're in the market for a place to stay near Rockport-Fulton, TX.
Copano Bay Retreat

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Sunrise over Copano Bay -- view from the bluff toward the northeast

Great Blue Heron sittin' on the dock of the bay

Ned sittin' on the dock of the bay (well, the steps leading to it, anyway :-))

Spotted Sandpiper bobbing on the rocks

Rockport's famous for its hummingbirds of's one that couldn't bear to leave. Female Rufous

Black-crested Titmouse -- I guess I should have chosen a picture that shows his crest, huh? I'll have to look for one

The only Lincoln's Sparrows I've ever seen have been hiding in shrubbery...these came right out the feeders (but were still pretty shy).

Well, don't you look chipper!

In the live oak canopy

Nice place to relax and enjoy nature


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