Friday, April 16, 2010

Update to April 16 post

   Wrote the last blog too soon.  Within 30 minutes as I was out watering a car with 4 people pulled up to the park and walked toward the beach with bins.   They were all on a Piping Plover before I reached them.   They had no clue about the Lesser Black-backed Gull so I showed it to them just down the beach.  What a gorgeous bird it is now as an adult in high alternate..We also watched Least Terns and a Wilson's Plover.
  I then told them of the birds in town and of some mulberry trees.  We went down to Mrs. Echols tree where the best mulberries in town are and ate mulberries until our hands were purple.  One lady, perhaps in her early 70's was just beside herself saying that she had not tasted a mulberry since she was 12-13 years old and just finding this tree and tasting the berries was the highlight of her trip.
  We had good looks at Scarlet and Summer Tanagers, Orioles, Blue Grosbeaks and Indigo Buntings but the strong winds kept us from seeing many of the smaller migrants in the trees.  The folks had to leave to soon due to a previous commitment in Victoria.  They were dressed as normal people :-)   They might be back tomorrow but I told them every day and every hour in the spring in Port O'Connor is a different one.

  One of the old guys worked at Bell Helicopter in Ft. Worth back in the late 60's-70's and seems to recall my father who also worked there.  When I told him dad drove a Nash Ambassador, he was sure he remembered, at least the car.   He was not positive however on remembering dad. Can you believe it has been 40 years since the Beatles broke up as a band!?   Gawd am I getting old.


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