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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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