Sunday, January 04, 2009

December 11th: Big Spring, TX.

My mother suggested we visit Big Springs State Park in Big Springs, TX. It was okay. We saw Pyrrhuloxia which is the name of the southern species of Cardinal. I know my uncle got a few more birds on his list. The original big springs which gave the town its name were a disappointment. There wasn't one bird around the springs. According to my uncle, that meant that the water was too polluted for any bird to use. Even coots can live in poor quality water and there were none. Outside of the park, at the border of what used to be Webb Air Force Base, we saw a Prairie Dog town. It had a resident Burrowing Owl. We also saw Western Meadowlarks all around the burrows.

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