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Travel Blogs from Harlingen
... we thought we might try for nightjars. So we headed for the loneliest roads that paralleled the border. After inadvertently almost crossing the border into Mexico, we found a very quiet road and within 5 minutes had two COMMON PAURAQUE and a COMMON NIGHTHAWK. The PAURAQUE we calling, which was cool. After our success we headed for bed. Early morning today as we head upstream to look for more arid country species and red-billed pigeon. More on that ...
... br> Satisfied with what we just witnessed we decided it was time to head for the hotel. On the way out we stumbled into another APLOMADO FALCON sitting on a pole. As we did a slow roll up, it flew...leaving the car full of birders trailing us...likely highly disappointed...oops.
Tomorrow we bird Santa Ana NWR. Hopefully the weather will leave us at peace...although I hoped it drowned a few skeeters today! My legs ...
... 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, ...
... to be on the road to
recovery, and has decided to stay to the end of the month in Panama City Beach,
we don’t really want to know. The important thing is he is feeling better, and
we had better not start cutting down on our rum reserves. I am sure the kids
are also feeling much relieved that Karen has taken upon herself to fly down to
PCB and straighten the two youngsters out. Although she is probably also straightening
the staff ...