Papa’s Farm


During our cousin reunion/research, we drove up to Elbert one morning to the old farm where we spent so much time as children.  The current owner, who knew my grandparents and parents, is always kind to let us visit, although this is only our second trip since Papa died.  On our way out, we spotted this large nest near the water of the stock tank.


Of Texas birds in this area, it could be a Great Blue Heron, or the more common red-tailed hawk.  Egrets are also common in this area of Texas, and seem to make more sense over water.

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3 Responses to Papa’s Farm

  1. Beth says:

    Interesting. I would think it’s the egret by the size of the nest. Too bad you didn’t get a glimpse of the occupant! I have a red tailed hawk that stalks my neighborhood (in the city!) and while it is beautiful it is a big fierce, mean looking dude.


  2. janebye says:

    Pretty! So nice to get to visit. I remember going to Mark’s grandparents’ old farmstead a few times after it was deserted and falling down, but really interesting to see. I thought a lot about the people who once lived there and what their lives were like.


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