You might recall that Karen and I went to the Harlingen, Texas area for some birding this spring. I posted a few pictures from there but not very many. Here’s a couple more from our trip.
Brown Jays are rarely seen in the U.S. but at least one has found a home just across the Rio Grande River within Santa Margarita Ranch (limited access via guide only). One group of birders waited for it to show up for over an hour – we were luckier and it came within 20 minutes of our arrival.
I spotted this Buff-bellied Hummingbird illuminated by the early sun but the area behind it did not catch the sunlight. A little bit of fiddling with Lightroom and I was able to make the background black for this interesting effect.
This Brown-crested Flycatcher perched atop a painted platform and posed with some branches in its beak. I assume it was making a nest.
This male Indigo Bunting is the the process of molting. Its bright blue feathers appear with splotchy grey and white plumage making it look like a colorful mess.
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