This afternoon we went to Estero Llano Grande State Park for birding, where we were yesterday morning. We heard that the White-throated Thrush seen there, a really rare bird had been seen recently. We went to look for the WT Thrush but no luck. Then a friend, Huck Hutchens (see Estero Llano Grande Specialties post for more info on Huck) showed up and we looked for the thrush with him a while. He told me of a spot nearby where there are often Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Huck (what a good guy!) took me to look for them. On the way we saw and got good lucks at Eurasian Collared-Doves which was a lifer for me. That was super. Then sifting through TONS of Red-winged Blackbirds, Huck said "there it is" and sure enough, there it was, a male Yellow-headed Blackbird! We then spotted 2 more males and 2 females. What an awesome life bird and THANKS to Huck!
Then, back at Estero, I saw a Yellow-throated Warbler for a lifer for me!
Tomorrow the great Texas adventure ends. The flight home is in the morning. However..I just saw on the Va-Bird listserv that there is a WESTERN TANAGER in Virginia now..so got a lifer to go get back at home!
Until later and good birding,