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Texas is large as I have said in each of the latest Texas posts. With that in mind I am going to mix birds, mammals, and geology a few more times until I wear out the Lone Star State’s welcome. I’ll make most entries as image captions but a few topics will be expanded.
The goal for most birders who wander through Big Bend includes the Colima Warbler. This small bird is a Mexican species that just squeaks over the US border into the Big Bend NP. We birders, crazier than fisherman and golfers, seek out this bird for life lists and any other list we may keep. The small rather plain warblers nest in Boot Canyon which is a relatively flat valley (especially welcome after the arduous climb up the Pinnacles Trail). We heard a couple warblers calling on the way up Pinnacles but never saw them so we persevered into Boot Canyon where we found a very cooperative bird or two. By cooperative I mean they could be seen and seen pretty well. As the image below shows they really didn’t pose for us and stayed in the emerging leaves as best they could.