We went Estero Llano this morning. There were not many small tweety birds, but we got some nice looks at waterfowl and waders. The best were half a dozen Cinnamon Teal. They are generally a western duck and we have often seen a single specimen or two hanging with Blue-wings, but this time there were six of them. They are decked out in a very rich livery, right down to their matching eyeballs.
We spent a hour or so talking to friends, looking at small birds bathing at the Pauraque Hall water drip. The temperatures started climbing up into the 80s, I was hungry, and finally pulled Lorna away from the butterflies to go home and eat. Here are a couple of bugs I shot, a Tropical Leafwing, and the battered one is a Band-celled Sister. I wouldn't normally post a photo of a butterfly that looks as if it has been in a car wreck. I am posting it because it is a life bug for me.
According to the butterfly identification book, its close relative, Twisted Sister, also has a band.