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Spring in South Texas

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We arrived at the King Ranch shortly after 7 a.m., and fifteen minutes later we were making a quick restroom break before our birding started in earnest. While waiting for others to finish up, I casually started whistling a pygmy-owl imitation. I didn't expect a reply (this was not one of the standard areas where we search for this highly prized target), but much to my surprise a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl did respond, and quite close. We quickly rounded up everyone and started walking in the ... Read More