Wonderful weather week – Tuesday was cold and wet (4C) but otherwise we’ve had heat and sun everyday (mid to high 20s) WONDERFUL.
We had a busy week. Our friend Mark arrived Sunday. We got to visit Estero Llano State Park, Rio-Bentsen State Park, South Padre Island and Santa Ana Refuge this week. We also spent a day in Brownsville at the Gladys Porter Zoo. FABULOUS stuff.
Interesting on Padre Island there were sand drifts…LOL. The Zoo was fantastic as usual and they had 2 new pavilions since last year – 1 for reptiles and 1 for fish/sea life in the Gulf.
Lots of pics – chose a few highlights:
Smudgy – cross between the Altamira Oriole and the Audubon Oriole at Rio-Bentsen
Harris Hawk at Santa Ana
Green Teal at Santa Ana
Kingbird at Santa Ana
Pintail duck at Estero Llana
Turtles at Estero LLano – baby so cute and tiny
Flying high at South Padre Island birding centre
Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron at South Padre
Green Jays having a chat at Bentsen
Screech Owl at Estero Llana