OnTheGoWithAmyO.

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Rescue Heroes Save The Day!

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One of the many benefits of staying in Port Aransas is that when someone finds an injured marine bird or marine turtle, there is a non-profit organization called the ARK that will help.

This pelican appeared to have a broken wing, and was fighting against the rising tide trying to carrying him out to sea.

I quickly called Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at UT Marine Science Institute, and within 20 minutes, ARK founder Tony Amos himself arrived on the scene.

I believe this was his son who made the brave capture of the wounded pelican.

The ARK does so much good work on Mustang Island & St. Jo’s, and I’m proud that a portion of my beach photography sales from Amy Oakley Photography is donated to support ARK & Friends of the ARK.

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Goodbye for now, Mustang Island.

♫ TIME TO SAY GOODBYE ♫

After an amazing seven months at various locations here on gorgeous Mustang Island, it’s time to hitch up the RV and move on down the road.

One of my personal goals for 2016 is to haul the RV outside of the Texas state line, so this is a step in the right direction!

While I’m sad to leave Port Aransas, I’m equally excited about the new adventures yet to come…

Here are a few final photos from Mustang Island, 2016… See ya down the road!

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Little Wren Family

Little family of wrens nesting in my late Grandma’s ivy plant.

07192015_BabyWrensMy Grandma loved birds, and I can imagine the happiness it would bring to know her plant was a tiny bird nursery.

According to my research, these little ones should be taking flight two weeks after they hatch, which will be around July 24th.

Unfortunately, I also learned these seemingly sweet, vocal birds can be the worst of neighbors to other species of birds by destroying their eggs and ransacking their nests.

(I certainly wouldn’t be telling Grandma about their dark side!)

Nonetheless, I wish this little feathery family the best of luck as they take to the skies in a few days. I’ll post photos if I’m lucky enough to catch the moment.

Fly high & enjoy the view,

AmyO.

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