Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 7: Progreso, Estero Llano Grande

Morning - we went over the border into Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. We bought spices, honey and coffee beans. Progreso is a city that makes me very sad. Enough about Progreso.

After lunch we went to Estero Llano Grande State Park. A good day. We saw the usually group of suspects, plus a Black Phoebe. Even the rumored presence of a Black Phoebe had the birder set all a-twitter. The Black Phoebe illustrates that a relatively common bird that drifts out of it's normal range, overnight becomes a wonderful and prized bird to score. Actually we scored two of them, although they were hesitate to pose for pictures. Alas.

Blue-winged Teal


Inca Dove

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Ringed Kingfisher

Great Horned Owl

And on the way home we stopped at the Blue Onion and had a great meal. Lorna had a Abbey Belgian style ale and I had a West Coast IPA. Actually two, 

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