It’s Vulture Season

and the Coragyps atratus are everywhere. I saw a huge committee of them and a kettle of them atop and around USAA! (the plural for vultures in flight is a “kettle” and at rest is a “committee” and when feeding a “wake”)

I saw this fella out in Helotes














Ardea herodias, the Great Blue Heron Visits

The first great blue heron, Ardea herodias, I’ve ever seen at the field and stream visited this past December, 2016.

It never let me get close enough to get good footage, but its immense blue wings are clearly visible.

the footage from the first visit is even worse, but it was exciting to see this guy.