Texas Day 3 ~ Love Creek Preserve

Those of you who know me, know that BIRDS and FRIENDS are my two favorite things. 🙂 So, if you put good birds and good company together in a great PLACE, then, in my book…. it’s *magic*!

That’s why Day 3 was a highlight of Mom’s Big Year ~ Texas Edition.

A very special and sincere note of thanks to Martin Hagne and to The Nature Conservancy for hosting us and allowing us access to the Love Creek Preserve.  (You may know that my favorite job *EVERRR* was working for The Nature Conservancy in South Cape May Meadows, NJ-  so I’m ~always~ quite partial to Nature Conservancy preserves.) 🙂

Uncle David and I had a super time ticking new birds for the year with Martin. “Mr. Bandera County” has a sharp eye, a great sense of humor, and the kindest of hearts. He took the day off from work and led us all over the place for every bird we needed for Mom’s Big Year.  I was thrilled that I got bird #300 at the Love Creek Preserve and it was the endangered Black-capped Vireo! 🙂 Here are the new ones for the year list:

Egyptian Goose – Alopochen aegyptiaca
Broad-winged Hawk – Buteo platypterus
Greater Roadrunner – Geococcyx californianus
Black-capped Vireo – Vireo atricapilla
Hutton’s Vireo – Vireo huttoni
Bushtit – Psaltriparus minimus
Canyon Wren – Catherpes mexicanus
Yellow-breasted Chat – Icteria virens
Olive Sparrow – Arremonops rufivirgatus
Scott’s Oriole – Icterus parisorum
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The Apple Store = Yummy food!
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Martin and Nancy lunching at The Apple Store

And we enjoyed a yummy lunch at The Apple Store (www.lovecreekorchards.comin Medina… It’s NOT to be missed!

Great company and great birds in a really great place…..

That, my friends, is heaven on earth to me! 🙂

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