“Hope” is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops ... at all - Emily Dickenson

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Chihuahuan Raven

The photographs were taken on the Old Port Isabel Road near the north entrance. This may not be a "life bird", but it is certainly the first time I have taken photos of one. (Lorna's are better.)

We had coffee with Lorna's sister Anita and John on South Padre then went to The Birding Center. The birds are starting to migrate north and the tide was high so there were not huge numbers. Where a couple of weeks ago there were 10,000 Redhed Ducks, now there are none. But the weather was perfect (except for wind) and we bumped into a number of past acquaintances to talk to. 

And send in the clowns:  Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.

- Gunnar

1 comment:

Redwing said...

Congrats on a Raven photo. I managed a couple of Chihuahuan Raven photos this winter, but they're at a bit of a distance. We never did Port Isabel Road, and there aren't that many about and I could never get close to them. Always from the car....