Day 03 – Mary Moore Searight Park - Critters, March 23, 2022
Our hike to Mary Moore Searight Park was in the middle of the day. There were only a few people visiting the park during that time so it was very quiet. We were able to see a few birds and a family of turtles.
There is a lovely habitat for birds and other animals to hide in the 344-acre park. We could hear a distinctive cardinal call but it took us a few minutes to see the bright red male and the more camouflaged female deep in the protective brush.
Strutting through a grassy area, near the perimeter of the park boundary were a pair of greater roadrunners. We were fortunate to spot them in the bright sun. They were not alarmed when we came upon them and we had several minutes to photograph them.
Slaughter Creek is home to several species of fish and we came upon a gentleman fishing along the limestone embankment. When Vic climbed down the side of the riverbank, he found a family of turtles basking in the sun. As the turtles made their way out into the bend of the creek, we could see a mother and several juveniles, all ready to enjoy a midday swim.
Austin is home to many lovely city parks. During our journeys to visit our son Eduardo, we will be sure to make treks in the open spaces a proximity.
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You find interesting sights no matter where you travel!! I especially loved the roadrunners as they remind me of our years in Las Cruces where we saw them often.