Here's what we saw:
a sweet little Bufflehead about to dive
a beautiful Cinnamon Teal
a little Killdeer digging a scrape for a nest
a skulky Black-crowned Night Heron
tons of cute little Field Sparrows doing
their bouncing ping-pong-ball calls
and YES! Our first Eared Grebe!
What a thrill! We ended up the Texas trip with a ridiculous number of lifers, even for me on my third trip down. I now have a whopping 336 lifebirds, if you count this little gem we saw a couple of weeks ago here in PA:
To catch you up on recent events, AB and I celebrated our third year together by taking a trip to the Finger Lakes. We saw Taughannock Falls:
We're also getting to the specific planning -- choosing last workday dates, planning our trip to California to pick up the rest of my belongings, and looking for jobs in Maine and Massachusetts. Yes, folks, we're moving on! AB and I are both pretty tired of this little burg and its undergrad-drinking focus; we'll be leaving in August.
Where we'll go, nobody knows.
Well, actually, it'll be somewhere in Maine (probably Portland?) or Massachusetts (not in Boston - too expensive - but nearby).