Saturday, January 11, 2014

Found more Groove-billed Anis in a different location


Today I did some poking around various locations, both known birding spots and other locations including a stop at the Donna Reservoirs. As I drove down the road between a reservoir and some fallow agricultural fields I spotted a few Groove-billed Anis perched on some vegetation.
These Groove-billed Anis appeared to be sunning themselves. They were about 80 feet from the road so these photos are pushed to max.

There were at least 3 anis and possibly 4. This area is some miles from the other locations where anis have been reported so I think they are a new group.

They flew further away so I followed in my car but they flew down when they heard my camera (sound is off but they all make some not-natural noise that some birds are sensitive to. SeEtta