Thursday, October 20, 2016

Birds Along the Road: Rockport to Goliad, Texas

While driving today we especially enjoyed a stretch of Texas country road where the utility wires and fences were nearly crowded with wonderful birds. We saw between 35 and 40 scissors-tailed flycatchers in just a few miles -- we'd noticed others earlier when it wasn't so easy to stop. We think they are gathering in preparation for migration to Mexico.

A red-tailed hawk.
A meadowlark.
A shrike.
A kestrel.
A caracara.
We stopped briefly in Goliad, a small town looking much as it might have
looked a century or more ago (except for the cars). We then continued to
Austin, again on fast roads with much less bird life.

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

That caracara is really interesting -- and I like its name, too!