The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is, or was, one of my favorite places in Texas.
EEK a FINISHED DRAWING. I did this in 2005 after a particularly wonderful trip through the state with my father. It is ink on paper, and about oh say 9 x 11″ or so. I am posting it here because I have just read a sad article on the devastation wreaked upon the upper Texas coast by Hurricane Ike, and I thought I would help spread the word around that they are in dire need of help to rebuild.
Yesterday and today I frittered away a collective ten hours or so looking for migrants (of the avian sort) in Central Park, my new favorite place and one which is taking up so much time right now that I may as well move there with the other squatters because if I don’t get cracking in studio I am not going to be able to pay my exorbitant rent in a few months. Except that Friday morning should be really good because a front is finally moving through…
Conditions were unseasonably warm, with light South winds, and predictably not exactly bird-rampant. Here is the two-day list:
Osprey (1, high, migrating)
Great Black-backed Gull
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (now more numerous than GC)
Swainson’s Thrush (1)
CAPE MAY WARBLER
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Number of observers: 5-12. Areas Birded: North End of park, Reservoir, Pinetum through the Ramble, and Strawberry Fields (yes, that Strawberry Fields).