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Spiney Lizard and a bird I've never seen on the ranch. #7591291 08/27/19 09:39 PM
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That's a piece of 4 1/2 inch drill pipe the lizards on, he's a toad. Haven't identified the bird yet, it was a half mile from water. Got 1 shot and it noisily left.


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The bird is a Greater Yellowlegs. Great photo

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Re: Spiney Lizard and a bird I've never seen on the ranch. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7591343 08/27/19 10:59 PM
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Re: Spiney Lizard and a bird I've never seen on the ranch. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7591366 08/27/19 11:13 PM
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Nice photos. Never seen a Yellowleg unless is was wading a shoreline.



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Re: Spiney Lizard and a bird I've never seen on the ranch. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7591506 08/28/19 01:47 AM
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Great pick...really like the lizard....he hasn't missed many meals....


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Re: Spiney Lizard and a bird I've never seen on the ranch. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7591571 08/28/19 02:32 AM
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Nice photos. What camera you using?

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outstanding photo of lizard


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Re: Spiney Lizard and a bird I've never seen on the ranch. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7591713 08/28/19 12:09 PM
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Man, that lizard is a toad. I found one about that size that had crawled up on a wild boar I shot that took a while to find. I thought hey, maybe he'd make a good tracking lizard... smile

With all due respect to yellowlegs id, your bird might just be an upland sandpiper. I see them every September while dove hunting.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Upland_Sandpiper

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Originally Posted by Dodge_Rock
Man, that lizard is a toad. I found one about that size that had crawled up on a wild boar I shot that took a while to find. I thought hey, maybe he'd make a good tracking lizard... smile

With all due respect to yellowlegs id, your bird might just be an upland sandpiper. I see them every September while dove hunting.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Upland_Sandpiper



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Sandpiper was my first thought too. Bill shape and coloration.

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Originally Posted by Dodge_Rock
Man, that lizard is a toad. I found one about that size that had crawled up on a wild boar I shot that took a while to find. I thought hey, maybe he'd make a good tracking lizard... smile

With all due respect to yellowlegs id, your bird might just be an upland sandpiper. I see them every September while dove hunting.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Upland_Sandpiper



Yep! The call it makes is exactly the same. Like I said it left noisily. As many ponds and big ponds as we have I'm surprised I've never seen one before. We have a ton of ducks, Sandhill's, sea gulls, and pelicans that roost and visit the ponds, even have the occasional Canadian and Snow show up.


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Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
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Man, that lizard is a toad. I found one about that size that had crawled up on a wild boar I shot that took a while to find. I thought hey, maybe he'd make a good tracking lizard... smile

With all due respect to yellowlegs id, your bird might just be an upland sandpiper. I see them every September while dove hunting.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Upland_Sandpiper



Yep! The call it makes is exactly the same. Like I said it left noisily. As many ponds and big ponds as we have I'm surprised I've never seen one before. We have a ton of ducks, Sandhill's, sea gulls, and pelicans that roost and visit the ponds, even have the occasional Canadian and Snow show up.


The funny thing is I've never seen one at a pond, always out in a field. Usually see several together, and they all make that noise when flying away.

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We have the Texas Spiny Lizards at our ranch in Medina and the ones their look slightly different they are blue, it may be the males are blue, that one almost looks like a Western Fence Lizard

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Heres a pic of the ones we have

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It appears they are 2 different species 1 is Texas Blue Spiny Lizard or Sceloporus serrifer

Yours looks to be Texas Spiny Lizard or Sceloporus olivaceus

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