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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Oh My the Butterflies!

Our Friday was exactly like I said it would be, I know Ken.
Friday early am I heard a pair of owls, then later i heard some Sandhill Cranes passing over.
On the way in to breakfast we saw two Ospreys, several Harris Hawks, a White-tailed Kite and a Kingfisher.
Today on the way in we counted 8 Scissortail Flycatchers.At Ramsey Park the butterflies were thick almost like being at a butterfly house.
This is a Queen, beautiful isn't she.
This is a Silver Banded Hairstreak, one of the Texas speciality butterflies.
The American Snouts were thick as well as many we haven't identified.
We saw many of the Texas speciality birds, the Green Jay, Kisskadee, Golden-fronted Woodpeckers, Buff Bellied Hummingbirds, Curved-billed Thrashers, Long-billed Thrashers and Mockingbirds.
In our park we have spotted the Couch Flycatcher.
Today we took in Harlingen's Market days, fun booths to look at and two bands playing and of course food booths. We tried our first fruit cup today, a cup filled with fresh coconut, melon, watermelon, pineapple, cucumber and orange. The locals squeeze lime on it with a sprinkle of chili powder so we did the same, it was refreshing although I didn't eat the coconut.

I bought a few things from the antique tables, these old photos and three books all were a dollar each.

Tonight we cleaned off the bikes and rode around the park a couple of times, it has been a couple of years since I rode a bike but you know the old saying.
Ken bought out the grill and he put on a couple of chicken breasts, we are going to try to eat a little healthier this winter.
Have a good weekend!

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