Today Jeff and I started our morning birding at La Feria sod farms..our target birds were Bairds and Buff-breasted sandpipers…We saw lots of Upland sandpipers..but not our target birds..
From here we went to Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. We heard that someone had seen a Gold winged warbler a few days ago so we thought we would have a look.
When we arrived I heard some squawking..and found this cutie hiding behind the tree..
A life bird for usThis bird was also hanging around outside the park..a common bird in this area.
I took several shotsSo you could see how handsome this bird is.. Kiskadee views…. The park wasn’t real birdie…we did see several warbler species but not the Golden winged warbler we were looking for. Scarlet tanager, heard Tropical kingbird and Clay-colored thrush singing.
This cute little red colored squirrel was hanging out..
I think he was watching me
Yellow-crowned night herons on nests high in the trees, all over the park..
From this park we decided to drive to Frontera Audubon…which wasn’t open today..
We walked around the grounds outside of the fence..
Indigo buntings flitting about in the flower field..
and this little lizard on a stick thought he was camouflaged..it let me get very close..
Birds of the day
Black and white warbler
White winged dove
Yellow-crowned night heron
Black-bellied whistling duck