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September 14, 2013 - Laguna Atascosa NWR

Dawn chorus along the entrance road include the high teep of a Cardinal, the liquid duit of a Long-billed Thrasher, the wooden pic of an Alder Flycatcher, the sharp chack! of a Mockingbird, the bouncing ball song of an Olive Sparrow, and at the end, the descending laugh of a Ladder-backed Woodpecker.  Also barely audible are a Mourning Dove and White-eyed Vireo.

 

    

Two Eastern Kingbirds seen from the overlook at Redhead Ridge. 

View from the overlook, with Laguna Madre in the background.

Three vocal shorebirds at one of the stops along the Bayside Drive (all looped once):

Flyover Semipalmated Plovers

Black-bellied Plover

Willets

   

White-tailed Hawk surveying the landscape before the heavens opened up...

A Verdin gives its bright chink! in one of the Ocelot groves (along with another bouncy Olive Sparrow).

Beat-up female Cardinal at the same stop

Back at the Visitor's Center, a beat-up Great-tailed Grackle surveys the feeder area...

A cute little Mexican Ground Squirrel sneaks in for a snack...

   

The sun finally comes out at the blind, where Green Jays come in to mooch!

Another Mexican Ground Squirrel tentatively takes a look...

...while a White-tipped Dove sneaks in from the shadows!

This Great Southern White was about the only butter braving the weather!

   

Lady Ladder-backed Woodpecker along the Kiskadee Trail

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