Knights Inn & Suites Los Fresnos
Travel Blogs from Los Fresnos
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 ...
... was beginning to pick up again we decided to head up to Laguna Atascosa NWR to look for Aplomado Falcons again. We started on the Wildlife Drive adding GREATER ROADRUNNER and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW. As we began to feel like we dipped again on the falcon, we looked off to our left and what do you know...2 APLOMADO FALCONS. We had the pleasure of watching them COPULATE (ok that was probably creepy for them - having three ...
... 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 ...
... also are dressed in all sorts of different fashions and come in all ages and shapes and sizes, and are in awe of the parades.
Finally are the hawkers who wheel their carts up and down and up and down the parade routes with candies and pizza and stuffed toys and balloons and candy apples and every item imaginable.
It was wonderful.
It is the start of NASCAR season and luckily for us a number of our new American friends also have a passion for the NASCAR ...
... say, but does he
have any idea of what the hell the problems are in the Northern hemisphere, and
does he care. I had really liked the idea of electing the guy from the USA. He has
charisma, character, a sense of humour, and I am sure being from his
surroundings, a firm grip on the problems of the world, and what seems a great
ability to deal with them. Is this not what we need in leadership today? Man,
listen to the Sunday morning ...