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Drive from Harlingen, TX to McAllen Airport to start the adventure. 15:00 Depart MFE AA Flt 808 to DFW
Arrive DFW 16:35
21:25 Depart DFW AA Flt 80 to London Heathrow
Arrive London 12:25
18:15 Depart London BA Flt 322 to Paris CDG
Arrive Paris 20:30 May 3. RON Paris May 3; Hotel Campanile Roissy Charles de Gaulle
... our targets since they are waterbirds. As we pressed on with our Mud Snow shoes (seriously the mud was caking to our shoes so that it looked like we had on big snow shoes - and every now and again you had to kick your legs like a dancer to drop a few pounds of mud), we found a large pond that was holding a number of AM COOTS (or as I like to call them Ivory-billed Ducks), RUDDY DUCK, REDHEAD, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and about 20 LEAST GREBES!!! As ...
... at you through spotting scopes as you do your thing) but cool to watch 2 unbanded endangered species breeding in the wild. Then the male took off and we watched him chase a small passerine. He missed at least 5 times then moved on and caught the next bird. The male took the food all the way back towards the female. When he perched next to her...she leaned over and took it from him!!!!!! What??? All that ...
... to head for the border.
Once we got south of Corpus Christi we began seeing WHITE-TAILED and HARRIS'S HAWK. We started looking for Aplomado Falcon east of Brownsville but dipped on it. We did find more CRESTED CARACARA, WHITE-TAILED HAWKS, HARRIS' HAWKS, a CURVE-BILLED THRASHER, a number of HOODED ORIOLES, a PAINTED BUNTING...and a possible job for Eric!!!
As we stopped along the road in front of a ranch, the young guy came up to ...
... a quarter and come back for 50 cents plus taxes on the alcohol purchases. All in all it is a pretty good day, and cheap fun. There are the usual girlie bars, and smoked up guys on the back streets offering up their sisters, and municipal construction workers, banging up pavement with electric jack hammers we would use to knock down a block wall, and hawkers of every item in the world, but it is Mexico, and they do what they do to survive. God bless them all!
So on it went, ...
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- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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