Tuesday, March 2, 2010

From a Visiting Birder...

We spent about 3 hours Saturday, February 27, looking for the Townsend's Warbler without any luck…2 hours around lunch and another hour before sundown. On Monday, March 1, on the way from Port Aransas back to Belton we stopped by the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to look again. After about 2 hours we were starting to get really frustrated when all of a sudden my wife said "there it is." We were able to get some really good looks at it and a few good pics too.

Last Thursday, February 26, we got a few glimpses of the Wheatear. On Friday, we birded Paradise Pond, Port Aransas Birding Center, and Charlies' Pasture Nature Preserve. On Saturday, we saw the 2 Whooping Crane's in the field in Lamar on Eight street by the bay, then went to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Sunday afternoon we spent about 3 hours at Pollywog Pond in Corpus Christi. Saw enough Couch's Kingbirds there to last us a lifetime.

A great 4 days of birding in the Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Goose Island, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge areas.

Steve & Teri Snyder
Lake Belton, Texas

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