This morning, instead of walking Abby around in the park, I went out the back gate and crossed the road to the Resaca. It is a beautiful, clear morning. Supposed to be a good day, weather-wise, before the rains start up again tomorrow.
We walked along the road, surveying the Resaca and the various greenery along the way. The Resaca is home to many, many Black-crowned Night-Herons. There are a couple hundred Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in the area. There are wintering Lesser Scaup on the water, too. American Coot are plentiful. Golden-fronted Woodpeckers are easily located along the road, as are Orange-crowned Warblers.
I searched the palms trees where a Barn Owl hung out last year. No sight of it. Still waiting for that. A Great Egret and two Snowy Egrets didn’t allow to approach too close, but really didn’t want to leave the area. I also saw several Lincoln Sparrows. They are one of the more common sparrows around here.