Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Texas Birds and Bars

For a couple weeks in late April, I was traveling around the, birdy, state of Texas.  I didn't have a chance to hit the coast, so it may not have been as birdy as it could have been, however there were many birds with some nice highlights.  I spent most of my time conducting breeding bird surveys in Lyndon Johnson NHP and Lake Meredith NRA but was able to make a quick stop at Balcones Canyonlands for Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-capped Vireos.

One of many, this is the unmistakable Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
An almost albino Northern Mockingbird.  Not 1 but 2 were present at
Lyndon Johnson NHP
This picture was taken a few years ago due to the rainy conditions I
encountered at Balcones.  I did have many Golden-cheeks though!
Birding doesn't have to be all serious . . . here is what I was introduced to
as a "real" Texas bar.

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