On the way to the San Antonio Tx. airport this morning we made some stops. We stopped at a small park and I said to my papa "there's a kingfisher..could it be my Green?" (because I hadn't gotten a Green Kingfisher yet). Getting the binos on the bird..sure thing, green back, orange belly band it was indeed a Green Kingfisher for a lifer!
Then we went to Choke Canyon State Park where I spotted a small bird. I rushed through WET grass to get to the bird to identify it as it looked rather unusual. Once I got there..to my delight I saw that it was one of the 2 pipits (American or Sprague's) and once I got back to the car I looked it up in the book. It was clearly a Sprague's with it's what-to-me looks like a black neck collar (but officially it might be called something else) and palish colored breast. Yippee!
As mentioned briefly above, there's a Western Tanager 2 hours from my home so we're going to go try to get it tomorrow.
Until later and good birding..