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Monday, March 16, 2009

New Butterfly

We didn't go hawk counting today, we have time to go later. The weather turned out beautiful , the weatherman predicted another cloudy day, he was very wrong. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful week with lite winds for a change.
We did go to our favorite place, Ramsey Nature Park, and we saw some butterflies and scissortail flycatcher. Ken didn't take his camera the first trip in, so we went back and changed to cooler clothes, open the windows and got his camera. Then back in to Harlingen, on way in we saw another Scissortail flycatcher and Kingfisher on the telephone wires. We see alot of birds driving into town, Kestrels, Cooper Hawks, Ospreys, Harris's Hawks, Caracara's, Sandhill Cranes and Greater White Fronted Geese are just a few we have seen this winter. I always keep watch! At Ramsey we spotted this Tropical Leafwing and this Border Patch which is a new one for our list.
These Texas Bluebonnets are in the ditch entering Ramsey Park. The Prickly Pear cactus is starting to bloom so we will visiting often to try to catch it in full bloom.
We also saw a Ruby throated Hummingbird so they are on the way north.

I was getting ready to download today's photos and this guy visited our feeder. I don't remember the Golden-fronted Woodpecker coming to the feeder before, I wonder what else visits when we are gone.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

1 comment:

Cherylsue said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am doing taxes today. Then I am fixing corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots with Guinness. May have a Guinness while cooking too! I was worn out after the weekend but am good to go now. Love your pics!