Friday, July 4, 2014
This 4th of July I decided to head over to the Yturria Brush tract of the Lower Rio Grande NWR to check out the butterflies. Of course I checked out the birds too. There were not many things singing but the summer crop of young birds were very much in evidence. Pishing is not always effective on adults but it gets young birds really excited. Here's a young Verdin.
Posted by Antshrike at 7:14 PM
Monday, June 30, 2014
Two days ago Scarlet Colley found a Brown Booby in the ship channel near Port Isabel while conducting one of her dolphin trips. I found out about it yesterday and this morning I was in the boat with Scarlet, local birder Madeleine Sandefur, Rozzie the Dolphin Dog and Penelope the Pot-bellied Pig. Yes we were quite an ethnically diverse group. It wasn't long before we approached marker #29 and there was the Brown Booby in the exact same place where Scarlet had found one 13 years ago.
Posted by Antshrike at 7:38 PM