We definitely are in the midst of the spring migration. There are some strange anomalies this year. Many birds are arriving early. Some, like the Great Kiskadee, decided to move farther north and have made a home here in San Angelo. We have witnessed the arrivals of the Painted Buntings, Western Kingbirds, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, and Ash-throated Flycatchers to name a few. We even witnessed a pair of Lesser Nighthawks, that are usually rare to this area.
I am beginning to get back into the swing of things, too, after my long layoff. As we entered the San Angelo State Park yesterday morning, we saw this Misissippi Kite on a high line. It was the first one of the season for me.
A few minutes later I captured this photo of a Western Kingbird.
Tomorrow morning Ann and I are heading to the Davis Mountains. There have been great reports of numerous birds that we want to see and photograph. Again, we will be staying at the Davis Mountains Inn. If any of our birding readers or FaceBook friend happen to be there in the area, look us up.
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I will be back in a week, hopefully with some news and photos from our stay at Fort Davis.
Until then, Happy Birding!!