Then I checked out the loma to get some desert birds for the Cameron County year list. Here's a Cactus Wren.
A Brown-crested Flycatcher. The heavy bill and yellow below rule our Ash-throated.
And a Lark Sparrow.
I also got a Verdin, Olive Sparrow, White-eyed Vireo and Bewick's Wren before moving on. Cassin's Sparrows were singing in the distance but nary a Botteri's. This guy looked like a candidate but when it opened in mouth it was just another Cassin's Sparrow.
Other birds along the road included Chihuahuan Raven, White-tailed Hawk, Gull-billed Terns and Laughing Gulls. My final birds were a pair of Long-billed Curlews.