They were giving an outing to two raptors, an American Kestrel and a Barred Owl. They let me take a picture of each. This is Beaker, the Barred Owl:
I also met Scarlett, the American Kestrel.
Though my bird list was thin on this trip, featuring mostly Northern Rough-Winged Swallows,
the raptors brought me good fortune. Soon I was watching a little Eastern Phoebe, a flycatcher,hunt in the low weeds in a nearly field. Here's an idea of what it looked like:
Then I went to Farmersville, to South Lake Park. I hoped to see a Painted Bunting there, but the weeds were a bit tall where I walk to do so. I did see a lovely Lark Sparrow, though and this Northern Cardinal:
Here is the Lark Sparrow:
I wanted to bird in downtown Farmersville, on the Chapparal Trail, but rain intervened.I contented myself with soft tacos from Casa Taco.
My wife went to dinner with a woman from work tonight, while I stayed home and did a remix for the latest ccMixter Secret Mixter matter. I was fortunate to have good, offbeat samples with which to work. I ended up drafting a somewhat keyboard-prone song.
I ate a sandwich at Subway, got buzzed, a bit, by protective Purple Martins in Allen, and
heard a friend's duo's cool new song. All in all, a good day, though I wish I had done more chores. But there is tomorrow ahead.