Wednesday, March 14, 2012
South Texas - Gulf Coast
As Spring Break college kids were arriving - we were leaving, last stop church at the "Chapel by the Sea". We drove north to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the 15 mile auto tour. Bird & animal highlights include: Botteri's Sparrow, Swallow-tailed Kite, many Roadrunners & Chachalacas, Green Jays, Nilgai ( large Pakistani hoof stock escaped from King's Ranch) 8 foot long Indigo Snake and Coyotes.
On the way to Port Mansfield, we had great looks at an Aplomado Flacon, Scissors-tailed Flycatcher and earlier that morning; Com. Poorwill, Com. Pauraque, and Barn Owl.
As we head north along the coast we are looking forward to a great Spring migration.
Our best to all, Ida & Ty