Terlingua Ranch area
south Brewster County.
^^click link above for her Christmas Mountains Oasis blog. It is worth the look.^^
What an important area for Texas ornithology. Carolyn has worked incredibly hard for her habitat over the years.
An important area.
An important person.
|Check out the bead of water between mandibles near the tip end of the beak. Might have to click to blow up the photo a bit to see it.|
Eventually the bird hopped up and out, without much bother, and scampered away.
This is a bird I definitely needed for Texas. 'Twas a lifer for Heidi.
A species I haven't seen east of the Pacific Crest of mountains in western portions of North America. A secretive bird, perhaps I've hiked right by it in moist montane woodlands out west.
Nevertheless, at Christmas Mountains Oasis, Heidi and I sat, watched it, and eventually left it.