In the Rio Grande Valley Classics category, in no particular order:
(Zapata - somewhat increasingly common bird in the RGV)
(Zapata - female; males do not exist)
(Santa Ana NWR - a gray cousin of the Red-Shouldered Hawk)
(Laredo - the largest North American kingfisher)
(Santa Ana NWR - the smallest North American kingfisher)
(Bentsen SP/WBC - as featured in the large, brown bird post)
(Santa Ana NWR - the reddest North American
In hindsight it looks like the photos went from tolerable quality to, well, that Vermillion probably already used the provided in-flight baggie. Poor thing. It just goes to show you that low-light digi-binocular photos lead to really horrible results.
Until the next post, happy trails!