We made it. It took eight days in excellent weather to drive to our rental condo on S. Padre Island. See it here; http://www.vrbo.com/431876 . This is our first extended trip since we sold the trailer last year. We have been through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and finally Texas. Everything is as advertised and we couldn't be happier. We woke this morning to a cloudy and windy day but we couldn't wait to get out and see the local fauna. (And I don't mean the spring breakers of which there are hundreds. We timed it just right. DUHH!) The first birding stop was http://southpadreislandbirding.com This is a nature centre with boardwalks that had us occupied for hours. The following shots were all taken today and we have 30 days to go here.
|Birding Centre at S. Padre. They really cater to birders.|
|Rear of the Birding Center.|
|Black-bellied Whistling Ducks|
|Clapper Rail. Not a great shot but a lifer.|
|Little Blue Heron|
|Great -tailed Grackle|