I don't know what it is about this bird that grabs me but I am just fascinated by this bird. It is from the same family as Emu and the Ostrich. It basically just wanders around the tropical rainforests of Indonesia foraging on the forest floor. And as you can see boldly colored. The females tend to be larger and more colorful than the males, I had to include a color image for this one.
This will be a quick post with more to come later in the week. After record rains in central Texas this past Wednesday I went back to the same tree to get an update. As you can see, the water is now rushing past and is more full than at my last visit. During my last visit the Blanco River was said to be at 6 feet. I would guess after looking at the dam that it is now around 8 feet. The weather report Thursday morning immediately after the rains reported the depth at 35 feet. I went by that afternoon and you could not access the park. It's been feast or famine in central Texas when it comes to rain. Even now, they are