Sunday, February 28, 2016

Where Is the Crimson-collared Grosbeak?

It was another "sit in" at Frontera Audubon in Weslaco, Texas. Our target bird this morning was the Crimson-collared Grosbeak, but we  first went to see the Blue Bunting. Luckily both our three-legged stools were delivered, so we were ready.  After settling in and getting our cameras ready for the Blue Bunting a Black-throated Green Warbler came to the drip for a bath. The stools worked perfectly for the low water dish. I stopped a couple and asked them if they were looking for the Bunting and convinced them to stay and wait and even sit on my stool. Sure enough in a few moments the Blue Beauty came in view and to the drip.  Gunnar got his great shot and I had a beautiful look. 

Black-throated Green Warbler

           Next a  Ruby-crowned Kinglet came moving from the left like the Blue Bunting.
 Finally    . . .    Blue Bunting  (Gunnar's)

Next came the sit at the main feeder. We were lucky to be the only humans there.
The usual suspects came searching for food but not the Crimson. Another day. 
 Altimira Oriole


Clay-colored Thrush

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

 Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Long-billed Thrasher

Plain Chachalaca with a little red under his chin

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