Cold, rainy and windy

25 Feb

Yesterday the temp was 6 C and very windy and rain.  But we headed out anyway at 7 am.  Our destination was Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center.  It is about 1/2 from the RV Park.  There have been a couple of Code 4 birds there this winter.  In fact they are still there.  Gray-crowned Yellowthroat and White-throated Thrush.  Estero was not very busy with birders.  The weather kept them away.  But we had good looks at a couple of Buff-bellied Hummingbirds.  Lots night-herons (both kinds).  Our best bird was Common Paraque.  This bird was on the ground.  Three feet off the trail.  What beautiful feathering.  We did not see either of the Code 4 birds.  But others did.  The Cinnamon Teal were nice as were the Roseate Spoonbills.

I had to be back by 1 PM for choir practice.

Today, Paul and Larry went to the Hugh Ramsey Nature Preserve in Harlingen.  They spent the afternoon there.  My choir sang at Western Days here at the park.  Then this evening we all went to a meeting of the Master Naturalists in San Benito.  They had a speaker on Winter Sparrows.  There were a number of people there from the park.

Tomorrow, we are going to head out in the morning and do WHAT ELSE?  Bird, of course.



Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Cold, rainy and windy

  1. Bob Zeller

    February 25, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Of course, what else? 😀

  2. Steve

    February 25, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Look on the bright side Dave, Larry and Paul…………MUCH warmer there than here at home. Oh, and how much snow is on the ground THERE? Sounds like you’re all having fun anyway. Enjoy!

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