Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Texas - Santa Ana - Tuesday 31 May 2011

By the time we got to Santa Ana NWR it was late morning and getting really very hot! We headed out on to the trail and for the tower in the forest. We climbed it and enjoyed wide ranging views of the area and really close views of a Golden-fronted Woodpecker that, like us, was really feeling the heat!

We realised why they are called Great Kiskadee's, you do when from all around you hear -Kiss-ka-Dee - non-stop. I'm not complaining it's a great sound :)

This species, Black-crested Titmouse (also called Mexican Titmouse), has recently been split from the main Titmouse species so provided another tick for the holiday:

Ash-throated Flycatchers seemed common across the refuge, demonstrating excellent acrobatic flight taking out lots of the flies:

We dipped out again on the Green Kingfisher and the Groove-billed Anis but hey ho, the birding was proving fantastic and with the temperature still rising it was time to get in the car and drive up to San Antonio.

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