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August 11, 2013 - Starr County

A pair of Ringed Kingfishers fly over at Salineño


Cattle Egrets



Caspian Tern, considered somewhat rare in Starr County

A mixture of song along the "Dump Road", starting with the buzz of what could be a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, but I just couldn't get a definitive look.  Listen also for the harsh, "rough engine" song of two Cactus Wrens, the slow chatter of a Bullock's Oriole, and finally another gnatcatcher buzz.

The tinkly song of a Black-throated Sparrow, also along the Dump Road.


Beat-up Pyrrhuloxia at Falcon State Park

Another bird singing at the butterfly garden

A huge Bird Grasshopper


Greater Roadrunner in a classic "Beep Beep" pose...

Great Egret posing with falcon Dam in the background.  (Impossible to make out, but on that spit in the background were 14 Black Skimmers in the mix, another coastal bird rather rare inland!)

Nysa Roadside Skipper

Ceraunus Blues

Great Southern White


Theona Checkerspots

White-patched Skipper


Large Orange Sulphur (you can see part of the orange upperside on the bug on the right, where part of the left wingtip is broken off)

Southern Dogface, named for the "poodle" pattern on the forewing (look for the "eye", then use your imagination to see the "dog" facing right...)

Mallow Scrub Hairstreak

Common Mestra

Dainty Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Clytie Ministreak


Gray Hairstreaks


Scruffy juvenile Vermilion Flycatcher (was hoping Daddy would show up... ☺)

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