|A thrush - hermit, I think|
I spent six days in and around High Island, Texas birding with a couple of friends. We had a fabulous time and totaled 165 species for the trip. Our days were long but fun.
|A small fraction of the birdwatchers!|
|male Scarlet Tanager|
|Indigo and Painted Buntings|
|Splish Splash -- Painted Bunting|
|Willet on a fence post|
We spent a considerable amount of time at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. I love that place. On the surface it looks desolate and deserted, but if you look for the details you can see all kinds of critters and birds.
It was mostly cloudy the whole time we were there, with only brief periods of sunshine. And the wind!!!! A cold front was coming through and our house (which was on pilings) was rocking and rolling all night. We also went from air conditioning to heat within a twenty-four hour period. And did I mention the ever present threat of rain?
There's more to tell. I'll be back.
Y'all take care.