March 15th

Last week-end and on Monday – dreary wet weather. Than Tuesday was hot and very humid – went to Edinburg Wetlands. Wednesday was very windy but mostly sunny so went to Santa Ana and spent lots of time watching a White Tailed Kite – – the wind was so strong he was able to hover. Lots of Black Vultures playing in the wind.

Thursday cooler only 22C (I know that’s hot for most of us) but way less wind – spent a couple of hours at the Anzalduas Dam Park. Bluebirds, Vermillion Flycatcher, Kingbirds and Woodpeckers among others – wonderful.

Friday was warm and got quite windy but did a walk at the butterfly centre after breakie. Good walk, great butterflies and birds.

Vermillion Flycatcher at Anzalduas Dam on Thursday

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Bluebird in the same tree as the flycatcher

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American Kestrel flying at Santa Ana – first pic of one flying !!!!

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More than likely a Myrtle Warbler but if you think different let me know – I’m not sure at all – even though the markings seem distinctive.

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White Tailed Kite at Santa Ana – on a very windy day!

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Notice the mouse in his claws … enjoyed watching him hunt in the wind …. he was able to hover over the field the wind just held him in place. Neat

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Ring Necked Duck -Female and Male – new species for me !!!!!

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This Great Egret was perched high up in a tree – makes a lovely pic with the blue sky.

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Tropical KIngbird near Dam

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I believe this is a Summer Tanager Female … if not let me know.

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Friday’s walk – butterflies and this gorgeous spider web…. neat!

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Close up of a dragon fly – dull looking except on close-up – looks like a warrior.

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