Lorna and Cathy Mauck were on a native plant tour of a ranch north of Rio Grande City today. I spent the afternoon at Edinburgh Wetlands (read: sewage treatment ponds) where a Long-eared Owl has been spotted off and on. Yesterday and today proved to be "off". Not a really rare bird, but a very rare sighting down here. No owl, but fantastic weather, 80F and sunny.
No owl? Instead, here is a female Green Kingfisher, a little bird with a seriously large head. Sorry about the branch in the foreground - turned a potentially good photo into a "meh" photo.