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Long live the King

November 10, 2011
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I went to King Ranch yesterday.  The massive privately owned ranch is widely known as a pretty incredible place to bird, if you can get access to it.  Fortunately, for the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, access is attainable.

I have more on the day out, including thoughts on South Texas, birding festivals, and highs and lows of birding from a greyhound bus, but that will have to wait until a time when I have time to write and a more functional internet connection.  In the meantime, here are some photos.

This Red-tailed Hawk is missing a few feathers, causing it to veer sharply to the right unexpectedly…

A pair of massive Indigo Snakes were getting busy in font of a busload of optics laden humans.  That, friends, is hard-core.

Pyrrhuloxia, the spicy southern cardinal.

Black-necked Stilts, elegance personified.  Or is that bird-onified?

More to come.

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3 Comments
  1. November 10, 2011 8:42 am

    Great shots! How awesome that you had such great looks at Indigo Snakes. Having had my fair share of birding lows from a Grayhound Bus, I look forward to reading a post about that. I hope I can make it to that birding festival someday…

  2. November 10, 2011 1:04 pm

    How exciting to see an endangered species like Indigo Snakes making more Indigo Snakes!

  3. November 11, 2011 12:42 am

    What Rebecca said. Incredible!

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