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Memorial Weekend Birding

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Memorial Weekend found me quail counting at Dyess AFB. How does one count quail? Easy. Stand in one place, listen to calling quail, and count how many you hear. Move to the second place and count again and so on. Some wise guy (above) had to walk out of cover and wave at me. The other birds I saw over the weekend are showcased in the Memorial Weekend Gallery. I’ve got pictures of Dickcissel, Pyrrhuloxia, Roadrunner, and a couple of warblers, one pretty common for our area and the other not so common.

Hope you had a memorable Memorial Day, remembering to thank a vet (that would be for me my Dad who served in WWII) and remembering our freedom is not free. And the next time I’ve got to remember, uh, that rain plus clay makes a temporary parking lot.