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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo, Kite Fest & Rain

Slow soaking rain today. It's cold in South Padre land (low 50s) but the rain is much needed. At least 50 black-bellied whistling ducks and a dozen white ibis picked clean our backyard this morning but no roseate spoonbill today. I'm working on the John Bax story - looking out as the gusty wind plays with the palm trees.

Yesterday's Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo once again proved a great way to spend a day on the island. Lee Zieger taught two photography classes and displayed many of his beautiful photos. Seth Patterson gave an interesting talk about his book, El Valle. I've heard him before but each time he presents new information.

Jonathon Wood brought a number of raptors and I, along with many others, loved photographing them. I'll soon have some photos to post. I especially loved a barn owl who displayed much curiosity about all of the folks talking to, watching and photographing him. Would love to know what he was thinking!

If you missed it this year and you're in the area next year, it's definitely worth your time.

We planned the Kite Fest today but I suspect the weather canceled it. We'll check it out and let you know.

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