Saturday, February 4, 2017

McAllen Nature Center - Success!

After Frank, Laura's Hooded Oriole came to her feeder,  we saw a flock of warbler including a Yellow-throated Warbler. It was a great way to start the day.  A short road trip  brought us to McAllen Nature Center.  We were early enough to see the Audubon Oriole but not until we waited for 30 minutes and took a walk through the trails.  Finally he appeared out in the open ready to eat and get a drink.  

Above Yellow-throated Warbler and below a female Altimra Oriole.

Audubon Oriole is more yellow with a black head, I did not get a photo of the Hooded Oriole.
 A walk along the road by the irragation ditch ended with views of a Ringed Kingfisher. At a closer look we saw a Belted Kingfish. They were replaced by Egrets, the Great Egret and the much smaller Snowy Egret. 

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