Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lower Rio Grande Valley


Somehow this story starts in Washington DC of all places.  Over the summer my brothers and I went to DC, after having a flight cancellation and still landing in Indy earlier than our original flight would have landed, the airline gave us free flights.  Originally, I looked at all the places the airline flew, so Jamaica became the destination of choice but that fell through.  At least the lower Rio Grande Valley is a nice consolation.  So we will be heading to Texas with our friend, Chad, on January 1st.  Some of the rare birds around right now include Golden-crowned Warbler, Black-vented Oriole, Brown Jay, Crimson-collared Grosbeak, and Rose-throated Becard.  And of course there are always plenty of chachalacas, Buff-bellied Hummingbirds, Green Jays, and Great Kiskadees to watch.

Greater Roadrunner at Laguna Atascosa NWR, TX
Green Jay after a downpour along the Rio Grande.
Eric

3 comments:

Dan Huber said...

happy holiday birding. great shots.

dan

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a great place to go and bird. Love the roadrunner and the green jay. Both birds are on my list of birds to see. Merry Christmas!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a great place to go and bird. Love the roadrunner and the green jay. Both birds are on my list of birds to see. Merry Christmas!