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Pedernales Falls – March 14

No rain or wind, but lots of sun. Too much, actually, as there was a ton of backlighting. Only one new bird for me, the Cedar Waxwing. This is one of my favorite birds. Every year, they fly past my office window during the spring. One day only. The workers at the blind said they’ve been in the park for quite awhile now. Unfortunately they tend to “flock and run”. A flock will descend, eat/drink and then leave quickly. This time they were at the water fountain at the back, which is about the worst place to try for a photo.

The hummingbird feeders were not out yet, but should be by now. Also of note were a small lizard and the Hispid Cotton Rat. The rat was awesome :)

I’m not going to note the year-round birds that are ever-present. Here the remaining interesting ones:

  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • American Goldfinch
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Spotted Towhee

Almost forgot. On drive out of the park, a Road Runner appropriately ran across the road. No picture, unfortunately. Only the 3rd time in my life I can recall seeing one.

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Categories: Birding
  1. March 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Nice work in what looked like some brutal lighting conditions.

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