West Texas Travel Diary - p
As we drive to and from the blinds, Freida points out some of the true semi-desert species. We enjoy good looks at Black-throated Sparrow, Horned Lark, Vermilion Flycatcher, and of course Roadrunner. Verdins and Bushtits are also out there in the bush somewhere - Freida identifies their calls, but they're seldom spotted. The local jay is the Western Scrub Jay, one of the commonest birds except for the ubiquitous Northern Mockingbird, whose calls are heard everywhere, all day long.
crowd is well represented by Chipping, Lincoln's, Vesper, White-crowned, but most of all
Lark Sparrow. Dozens show up at the stock pond feeders as well as Freida's backyard.