Now that we have an annual pass, we're going to Bentsen Park quite a bit. It's allowing us to see how things change over time...mostly, how the birds react to the conditions of the day.
Yesterday we saw quite a few birds early on, but then they took to cover and stayed there. A hawk flew over--possible explanation. The border helicopter flew over from time to time--the birds at the feeders don't like heli motors, it looks like. They got all jumpy when they heard it, but kept eating anyway.
|Anhinga (also called "snake bird")|
|Behold the power of the peanut butter!|
The area got around a third of an inch of rain (almost 1 cm) over the weekend, which greens up a few things but is not what we need for a really good bloom.
Air temps were in the 70's as it was still morning. Clear, sunshine, and a breeze came up while we were there. "Chamber of Commerce weather" again!