In the late afternoon I swung through Oliveira Park in Brownsville to watch the nightly parrot show. The birds showed up at round 5:15, and I spent the next half an hour chasing them around the area before they settled in for the night. The birds were composed primarily (>98%) of Red-crowned and Red-lored parrots. I did manage to tease out a single Yellow-headed parrot and 2 White-fronted parrots. Red-crowned is the only one of these that is considered countable at this time. Recall that I saw many of these in Harlingen last week. As none of these other birds were countable for my year list, this was just a chance to enjoy the raucous behavior of these comical birds. It was a nice ending to a relaxing day.
Just 28 mapped + an additional 2 at Resaca for 30 total
Tomorrow I will bird Sabal Palm on the south side of Brownsville. How much time I spend there will depend on how much I accomplish on this job application tonight. So, sorry to cut this short, but the real world calls!
Oh, I did find this today. I might have to venture into butterfly watching next. I think Sonia might kill me if this were ever to come to fruition! I took this from 3" away with my iPhone. An ID in the comments section below would be greatly appreciated!
Unknown but beautiful butterfly!