Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bentsen Rio Grande State Park

For the month of November we are staying at Bentsen Palm RV Park next to Bentsen Rio Grande State Park.  On the ride west to Mission, Texas we stopped at the Hidalgo Pump House World Birding Center and Anzalduas County Park where we found this large Ringed Kingfisher.
The tropical looking Green Bay

We go into the park almost every day - sometimes 2 or 3 times and here are some of our sightings found at the many feeding stations throughout the park.

The noisy large Chachalacas wait at the feeders for the volunteers to fill up the Peanut Butter log.
Golden- Fronted Woodpecker

This large Altamira Oriole enjoys a little peanut butter.

Great Kiskadee

Although the Clay-colored Thrush is rather plain, this rare Mexican bird is sought after at the park.

 Birds aren't the only wildlife at the park - there are several Bobcats here and it is always fun to see one.
Mama Javelina and baby

Coyotes also roam the park.  we hear them howling at dawn & dusk

Spiny Blue Lizard in the sun. (15" long)

This Vermillion Flycatcher could be found daily in the open park area.

Next Blog we will cover some of our day trips in nearby birding areas.

Best to all,  God Bless!
Ty & Ida Baumann

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