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July 26, 2014 - Birder Patrol Trip to the La Feria Area


The Birder Patrol at Tiocano Lake (Visible L-R: Cheryle, MJ, Pat, Sue, and Bert)


MJ & Pat check out something across the canal in Donna's neighborhood...


...while the others continue down the canal (L-R:  Bert, Donna, Cheryle, Sue, and a hiding Norma)



We get special permission to bird Bass Lake RV Park, where we found lots of shorebirds, including a few Semipalmated Sandpipers!



Here a Semipal is joined by a Least Sandpiper (right).



Lesser Yellowlegs


Two Black-necked Stilts with a Stilt Sandpiper in the background, plus two Least Sandpipers and a Semipal on the far right.



Semipalmated Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs



Over at La Feria Nature Park, a female Least Bittern hides in the reeds and then flees across the pond!  (Not sure if Donna got the grackle going after her...)


A Tropical Kingbird goes after a juvenile White-tailed Kite!


Another juvie kite; note the crisp white feather edgings on the wings and the remnant of brown on the chest.


One of many Black-bellied Whistling Ducks hanging out


Not the best shot, but my FOY Wood Stork was exciting!

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