Sometimes sitting and birding can bring great benefits.
We drove to San Ignacio in hopes of seeing the very rare Brown Jay, spotted in January and at the Ringo’s feeders ever since. As far as we know this is the only Brown Jay in North America.
The Ringo’s,originally from Kentucky, are a very nice and hospitable couple. Jim even offered and brought me a cup of coffee.
Donations are accepted for the cost of the bird food, but not required.
There were many more birds coming and going .There is a nesting Western Screech owl near the far outdoor fireplace..
we had good view…but my camera just saw this..hee hee..We also came to this area to look for the White-collared seedeaters..but didn't find them..we did find another life bird..
Birds Seen around the Ringos and on the Nature trail
Birds in Red are life birds
House finch,Great-tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Purple martin,Scissor-tailed flycatcher
Inca dove,Mockingbird, Brown jay,Long billed thrasher,Red-winged blackbird
Golden fronted woodpecker, Greenjay, White tipped dove, White-winged dove
Western screech owl, Crested titmouse, Couch's kingbird,Great Kiscadee,Cattle egret
Inca dove,Barn swallow,Great egret, Plain Chachalaca,Olive sparrow,Swamp sparrow,
Black crowned night heron,Great blue heron,Pyroloxia,Turkey Vulture
From the San Ignacio we drove south along the Rio Grande stopping in a few areas..
We were able to see a few more birds along with a Life Bird.. The Red-billed Pigeon..very elusive..
Crested caracara,Red-billed pigeon
White tailed hawk,Hooded oriole