That said, we still managed 11 ticks today (for the list, that is) including the stunning Altimira Oriole. Also Green Jay, Chacalaca, Verdin, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed woodpecker, Kiskadee, Hooded Oriole, Groove-billed Ani, Lesser Goldfinch, Olive Sparrow and the locally rare Clay-coloured Thrush (images below). In addition we found Canada Warbler, Yellow Warbler and American Redstart, plus Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and Brown Crested Flycatcher. All in all, quite a day.
|Olive Sparrow, a local speciality.|
|Clay-coloured Thrush (also referred to as Clay-coloured Robin in some literature).|