03 February 2010

birding therapy

My wisdom teeth have been out for nearly a week now and I'm not quite back to solid foods yet. There's a throb where each tooth once was, so it will be a while yet before I brave crunchy foods (tortilla chips with dinner = mistake).

That said, a healthy dose of birding therapy has kept me distracted. Smiling does hurt after a while, but thankfully Matt is ok with a grumpy Heidi.

Here's the NARBA (North American Rare Bird Alert) link for Texas that has kept us distracted. There's also the Texbirds mailing list via birding on the (dot) net to keep us updated.

We're pleased to announce that we'll soon have a post that is centered on the Gallery of Worst Photos of the Best Birds. Overcast skies + camera + binoculars = frustrated Heidi.

Photos rumored to be included are:
Amazon Kingfisher (first US record)
Clay-colored Thrush (somewhat increasingly common bird in the RGV)
Rose-throated Becard (a Seetrail nemesis, though nearly annual in the RGV)
White-collared Seedeater (female; males do not exist)

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