There has been quite an influx of Lewis's Woodpeckers into west Texas this year. I missed the one at Ozona and another by Alpine and I have missed them when they have been present in past years. So when I got word on a reliable one in Midland, I coaxed Honey out of bed at 4AM and we made the mad dash to Midland about 575 miles away. After we found Hogan Park, it was just a matter of minutes till we had great looks at our bird. This is my Texas bird #521.
A special treat, also at the park, was this partially luecistic Brown-headed Cowbird.
Well we knocked off our bird quickly and Honey had stuff to do so we just turned around and headed back to Weslaco. 1150 miles in 22.5 hours. I love being retired!