Thursday, November 20, 2008

Texas treasures 6

During the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival earlier this month, I got to bird with Sharon on two days. The first day, Friday, I joined her and Clay on an excursion to South Padre Island's convention center. Previous experience told me that Clay would insist on Whataburger taquitos for breakfast, and he didn't change his habit. Yum.

With Sharon behind the minivan's wheel, we crossed the causeway and took a right toward the jetty. The water practically teemed with dolphins -- an incredible spectacle. But nothing with wings went unnoticed, including the bee that landed on Sharon's spotting scope.

At the convention center, with a wall covered by Wyland mural...

we encountered Orange-crowned Warblers and a couple Black-throated Green Warblers. Lovely! Then they decided to bathe in the little puddle.

If you visit the convention center, give yourself time to really "set a while" near that watery spot. I doubt you'll regret it.

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