A Few New Visitors

Natural Moments

I was fortunate to get out several times this week to a number of my favorite spots and got to see and photograph a nice mix of several new butterflies for the season, a few young birds and a couple of regulars. Last week’s Audubon Thursday Birders dropped in on Ojito de San Antonio Open Space and got nice looks at a good variety of birds, more than I would have expected for that area at this time of year. One of my favorites that we saw quite a few of is the Western Tanager.

Western Tanager Western Tanager

I also got a good look at an immature American Robin with its speckled chest that will turn into the adult’s solid brick red as it matures.

American Robin (immature) American Robin (immature)

Other recent visits to this area have turned up some good butterflies worth looking at in addition to all the birds. A winner…

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