Estero Llano Grande State Park, afternoon of 5/19/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Walt and I met up with Huck Hutchens at the parking lot. Huck is the park host for birding there, and we know Huck from the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch. He used to live in Waynesboro, Virginia, and still has family in the area. Huck had just been watching a Green Kingfisher, one of my target life birds, when he saw us in the parking lot, but when we got back to that spot just five minutes later, it was gone, and we missed this species on the trip. Huck spent the afternoon showing us around the park, and I added eight more life birds there, plus a lot of other neat species. We also heard a Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, but did not see it. I added this species to our trip list, but did not count it as a life bird because I need to see or photograph a species as a personal criterion for my life list.


Altamira Oriole leaving its nest


Altamira Oriole leaving its nest


Plain Chachalaca and one of its chicks


Black-crested Titmouse


Long-billed Thrasher


Great Kiskadee


Buff-bellied Hummingbird


Common Pauraque on nest - note the chick poking its head out below mama


Common Pauraque on nest - note the chick poking its head out below mama


Lesser Nighthawk on nest


Lesser Nighthawk on nest


Green Heron on nest


Couch's Kingbird


Tropical Kingbird


Brown-crested Flycatcher


Curve-billed Thrasher


Long-billed Dowitcher


Stilt Sandpiper


McCall's sub-species Eastern Screech Owl


Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


Alligator


Fox Squirrel


Rosebelly Lizard


Texas Spotted Whiptail


Texas Spotted Whiptail

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