We came away from Big Bend NP very happy after spending 10 days exploring her and getting many new species of birds. The scenery was awesome as well. We did manage to come away with a Colima Warbler. but only on my t-shirt!
I had viewed many postings about sightings of the Scissor Tailed Flycatcher on Hwy 90. We pulled out of BBNP, taking Hwy 90 towards San Antonio and were in high hopes of a siting and better yet, great photos. Heading East in the Kbago, we were diligently scouting the sides of the road and every fence post we could see. Suddenly, echos of “Scissor Tail”!!!, “Scissor Tail”!!!! filled the cabin. We were smiling.
We pulled into our camp at Del Rio near the Amistad National Recreation Area, anxious for the next day to rise. When it came, we were wide eyed and bushy tailed to get the Scissor Tailed Flycatcher and of course, anything else that crossed our paths. We jumped into the JEEP and headed out.
Sure enough, right on cue, we got into the Scissor Tails. We felt like we were in the center of the great migration, which we were! I didn’t wait for Oly to put the JEEP into park. I bailed out and started running up and down the highway with my Canon T2i equipped with 100-400 lens mounted on my mono pod, ready for action, with a big smile on my face. Scissor Tails!!
Oly caught up to me shortly. I’m not sure he ever did get the JEEP into park but it was still there when we returned, parked in the middle of the border patrol side road with my door wide open. :)))) :))))
We were ecstatic! Here are some photos of other birds we saw while birding near Del Rio, TX.
There were hundreds of these Cliff Swallows and they really swarmed if you got too close….we backed off.
On to some San Antonio Birding in my next post…..