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Travel Blogs from Harlingen
... to Resaca De La Palma. First bird we found there was PHILADELPHIA VIREO. A good start. As we walked down to the Resaca, we got into a nice feeding flock of warblers that was made up of BLACKBURNIAN, CERULEAN, GOLDEN-WINGED, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, ORANGE-CROWNED, and MAGNOLIA. Again no kingfishers so we headed out. As we were heading for the car one of the park workers drove up in his golf cart to talk to us. I immediately noticed his ...
... good birders:)
We got to Bentsen to the beautiful sounds of Border Patrol helicopters (if you don't know...Bentsen sits right on the Rio Grande and is a hot spot of illegal crossings). We barely got to the visitor center when we found CLAY-COLORED THRUSH, BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD, and OLIVE SPARROW. Heading in we added BLACK PHOEBE and believe it or not, our first confirmed CLIFF SWALLOW. At the first set of feeders ...
... fallout...even though the weather did not look good for fallout.
On our way down the road...Bob yelled stop so we cheated death and did a U-turn on a busy road and back-tracked a bit. Bob may be afraid of JUNGLEFOWL...but he has good eyes as he spotted two UPLAND SANDPIPERS. After that we headed to Smith Oaks. While there were still numbers of tanagers, grosbeaks, and cuckoos, the overall number of birds and warblers was down today. So ...
... 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 ...
... sick and would return to
the RGV at some point to give another show, and walked off. His band stood
their stupefied and within a few minutes they also walked off. Then nothing.
The 2 K Tex
disc jockeys, Poncho and Lefty also never came out to explain, and time went
on. After about 20 a fellow, I think the janitor came on stage to say they were
having technical difficulties. Then a while later, as the crowd went wild, out
again came ...