Sunday, February 5, 2017

Representatives of Days 3 Through 5 In the Lower Rio Grande Valley


                                                                     Harris's Hawk


                                                                Black-necked Stilt


                                                                   Belted Kingfisher


                                                             Zebra Heliconian


                                                                        Merlin


                                                                 Vermillion Flycatcher


                                                                 Green-winged Teal


                                                                   Adult Male Anhinga


                                                             Juvenile or Female Anhinga


01-16 through 01-18-17

Now comes some of the meat and potatoes.  The days are longer and we even ran into a
Night-Heron colony.  For those of you that are not aware, Night-Herons are shunned and driven
away by herons, as they tend to eat heron eggs as well as young.  So both species will co-exist
peacefully by themselves.  The Anhinga was also nearby, too.

The Harris's Hawk family, meaning specific family members, such as a set of parents and their young
will stay together after one season.  The whole family can be found hunting together, just like birders.
Extra eyes can help, but they are also louder.  It all depends on what your end result might be.

Never fear, as there are plenty of ducks in the winter to be seen, and see, you shall.

There were many more photos, like the well-camouflaged Common Pauraque, Nutria, White-eyed Vireo, Northern Pintail, the Night-Herons, and more, but the photo files appear to be too large for blogspot posting now.  You will just have to see them in another fashion.

Happy birding!