The other day in Andrews at that little wetland (don't know if it has a name)* I got a lifer Citrine Forktail but didn't get my photos processed until last night, so didn't know I had it.
The above is the only photo I got of it before it disappeared. Wish I had better ones. I'm sure if I would have looked harder I could have relocated it. Don't know how that got by me. Distracted by spreadwings that turned out to be the same species as I have at CMO.
Also, at the same place, I photographed some ducks. Mallards, I guess. It seemed like the mother duck was teaching the four youngsters how to forage (dabble) and they got the hang of it instantly.
|Pay attention children!|
I'm sure in reality, the ducklings have been foraging since they were two days old and they're way older than that.
*In 2005, the City received a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department allowing construction of a bird viewing area and separate Wetland park which includes a walking track and playground equipment, located on the northeast side of town of NE Mustang Dr just south of NE Ave K.