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October 12, 2013 - Big Sit @ Estero Llano Grande SP

 

Sunrise at Estero

 

    

Mary Gustafson, Huck Hutchins, and Cheryl and Paul from Houston set up watch over Ibis Pond

 

Huck, Estero's fearless park host!

 

A little later Ranger John Yochum (right) joins the fray!

 

Mary and Huck are getting a little punchy while Terry Fuller ignores the whole thing...

 

 

Later Marci Fuller and Mary confer on Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival matters...

 

Meanwhile Kyle O'Haver takes daughter Sibley for a walk (note her neon-green bins...)

 

A Wood Stork soars overhead

 

Ranger John finds a Mexican Tree Frog!

 

The deck from the Spoonbill Trail

 

An Indigo Snake slinks across the Waders Trail

 

 

 

One of many Common Ground Doves along the Camino de Aves Trail

 

Butterflies were more cooperative than the birds for photos (all taken in the parking lot unless noted)...

 

Giant Swallowtail along the Back Trail

 

   

Bordered Patch

 

Queen

 

   

A very fresh (left) and very worn White Peacock

 

 

Dorsal view of the fresh individual above

 

   

Cloudless Sulphurs

 

   

The female Snout on the left is basically saying "Beat it!" to the male trying to approach her from below...

 

Lyside Sulphur

 

   

White-patched Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Skipper

Common Mestra

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