|Empress Leila on left, possible Metalmark on right|
|Empress Leila, underside|
|Empress Leilia, upperside closeup|
|Ringed Kingfisher, calling|
I stayed in Laredo Tuesday night and tried again early on Wednesday morning, but also had no success in finding the elusive White-collared Seedeater. Only the Ringed Kingfisher along Zacate Creek was cooperative again for a photo displaying tail flicking.
|Ringed Kingfisher, flicking tail up|
I am writing this blog post on Thursday, October 31, Halloween Night, from Jennings, Louisiana where I will be joining Donna Dittman's tour for Yellow Rail. The weather has been fierce with heavy rain and tornado warnings today, Thursday, October 31. We will try for Yellow Rail tomorrow, Friday, or the next day depending upon the weather and whether or not the rice plants have dried sufficiently from today's rain.
Audubon's Oriole raises the total to 687 + 2 provisional species.