After Jim Booker reported a Short-eared Owl at Estero Llano Grande State Park I thought I would try one more time for the one I had found on the Weslaco CBC two months ago in the nearby Llano Grande flood channel. A couple hundred yards of walking through the grassy field paid off with three Short-eared Owls. They were tough to photograph in the overcast conditions.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds are hard to find in the Valley so I was happy to pick this one out of a flock of Red-wings and Brown-headed Cowbirds. I needed it for the Hidago County year list. I'm up to 173 now which is about the same as last year at this time.