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Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Today I birded the Caston area of Big Bend National Park, an area where the Rio Grande River flows into Santa Elena Canyon. The weather was improved today, sunny and it got into the 70's in this lower elevation area and I even stripped down to a t-shirt. I found this sweet Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the campground that is an area with a nice cottonwood gallery, mesquite and other native trees. Other landbirds included a number of Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Black Phoebe, Golden-fronted Woodpeckers and Red-naped Woodpeckers.

I am very pleased at how well these pics came out as I was hand-holding my camera and the light was scattered in the tree branches where the kinglet was flitting around. Please do double-click on these pics for very close views (even it's toenails can be seen in detail). SeEtta


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