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Travel Blogs from Edinburg
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
This morning I awoke thinking about our target birds for the day...LEAST GREBE, RINGED and GREEN KINGFISHER. We set out for Santa Ana NWR early. Upon arriving we quickly noticed that today was going to be a challenge as the trails were quite muddy in the aftermath of what we call mini-hurricane South Texas (remember yesterday's entry?). Despite the deluge yesterday, much of the ponds were very low and I was a little concerned about how hard it would be ...
When the alarm went off this morning...I thought..."dang it Eric...your too old to keep pushing this pace"! But then I realized I was in Weslaco, TX and there were birds to be seen and counted...good birds. So up and at em...
On the drive to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP (a once mecca...that now is harder to bird) I ate dry Cocoa Puffs and polished off my first two redbulls of the day! Breakfast of Champions...or ...
... and said he had a question for us. He decribed a bird he was seeing and asked us what it was...turns out he perfectly decribed a Vermillion Flycatcher. Then he asked if we thought it would be a good idea to start an Eco-Tour business on his ranch. I said heck yeah...he has Aplomado Falcons on his ranch. Once he knows what else he has...JackPot. See that is where Eric comes in. He needs someone to bird his property to tell him what he has so he can ...
... work and riders of every description. Riders that looked like they had stepped out of an old western, Poncho meets Via, riders that were dressed in cattle clothes, in gauchos, in tight clothes, all shapes of riders both male and female, and ninos riding along with their parents, fancy and plain the riders and their horses came.
The next thing they seem to like here in a parade is official vehicles. Police cars, fire engines, city dignitaries in fancy convertibles, and they love ...
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