March 9, 2013

Six female Blue-winged Teal on stockpond, though jittery didn’t take wing as I did my rounds near.

A Least Sandpiper worked the mud edges of the stockpond, sometimes taking short butterfly-like flights but not flying off as I walked the banks and looked over the loafing cattle herd.

Single female Vermillion Flycatcher arrived.

One of the few Yellow-rumped Warbler of the whole winter, still in drab plumage, flitting along The Lane’s mesquite branches. There were almost none of this usually abundant bird to be seen anywhere in Cascabel this year, usually one doesn’t remark on its presence.