Sunday, April 8, 2012

Well, Maybe a Couple of Outings Before Ohio.....

Today is my birthday. Most people go out for brunch. Avi and I went out to see a bird we've neglected for the almost nine years we've been living in South Central Texas: the Black-capped Vireo.

A Black-capped Vireo (NOT the one we saw)

We took an incredibly beautiful drive out to Kerr Wildlife Management Area near Hunt, TX. The route took us along FM1340 which winds through Hill Country, weaving back and forth along the Guadalupe River.

The trip didn't disappoint. In addition to the breath-taking scenery on the drive, including Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, and other native Texas wildflowers in full bloom (see photos below), we heard several Black-capped Vireos singing their nonstop chatter, and caught a great view of one in an opening. Avi also got good looks at three Golden-cheeked Warblers.

Happy birthday to me!

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