Paul and Larry are moving on to points west early tomorrow morning. Bob is heading home within a day or two. So we took off again early this morning. This time we headed for the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park. It is located near Brownsville. It is a large area, with wonderful trails. Grasslands, mesquite, and prickly pear cactus predominate. Hear we had great looks at Cassin’s Sparrow. A lifer for Paul, Larry and Bob. We also heard a Cactus Wren. Unfortunately, we could not locate this bird.
After leaving there, we went over to Old Port Isabel Road. This road is not in the best of shape. This is an area that has great habitat for the Aplomado Falcon. We drove as far as we could but eventually we had to turn around. No luck with the Falcon.
Next we drove over to the Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Management Area. This is a great place to bird. It covers a large area. There are trails and roads and lots of neat birds can be found here. As we were leaving, we saw a Greater Roadrunner at the edge of the road. It hopped up into a Mesquite and then back down to the ground. It ran back and forth at the edge of the grassy edge of the road and gave us great looks. I took this picture while it was up in the tree.