This morning I ran up to check on the Collared Plover in Hargill. A group of about eight
birders were on the plover when I arrived. I tried to get some better photos trying the 2x
with the 300mm on my camera and trying to digiscope. Not too successful. I'm thinking abou
getting a bigger lens or a new scope (or a closer bird!).
Lots of birds on the playa with the water starting to recede.
Here's the Reddish Egret next to a Snowy.
Three migrant Orchard Orioles landed nearby.
Here's a poor digiscope shot of the Collared Plover.
Hargill Playa, Hidalgo, US-TX
Aug 15, 2014 8:10 AM - 9:30 AM Protocol: Stationary 24 species Neotropic Cormorant 50 American White Pelican 14 Great Egret 13 Snowy Egret 30 Tricolored Heron 8 Reddish Egret 1 White Ibis 6 Roseate Spoonbill 25 Black-necked Stilt 80 American Avocet 10 Collared Plover 1 Snowy Plover 3 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Least Sandpiper 20 Semipalmated Sandpiper 5 Western Sandpiper 20 Wilson's Phalarope 2 Laughing Gull 40 Gull-billed Tern 3 Common Ground-Dove 1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3 Verdin 1 Cassin's Sparrow 1 Orchard Oriole 3