It’s still raining, so we are washing clothes, cleaning the RV, and reading.
Okay, time to do something even if it is wrong. About noon, the rain decided to abate, so we rushed to guest services for a pass to the Bentsen Palm State Park, a part of the World Birding Center. The state park is on the US/Mexico border and is the winter home of several migrating species of birds and waterfowl. As a resident of Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, we get a free pass to the state park.
We began the 3-mile walk about 12:30 PM, and immediately saw birds unusual to us at the first set of feeders. As we continued along the road, we saw other beautifully colored birds. Here are some of the birds we saw, in the following order in the photographs: Great kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus), Plain chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) about the size of a small chicken, Green jays (Cyuanocorax yncas), and Altamira oriole (Icterus gularis).