Friday, June 29, 2012

The Black Capped Vireo

Black Capped Vireo
Found mainly in the hill country of S. Texas.

Cute little bird with a black cap and a big white eye ring.
If you get close enough, you'll see that it has a red eye, maybe a permanent hangover.

Preferred environment: scrup oak and mesquite.

As we entered the wildlife area, a sign said "rattlesnakes abundant here."   Rattlesnakes!!??   The problem with this little bird is that it is very shy, and flits around. You have to keep the glasses up and ready for the only quick peek you will get, but you are always looking down to see if a rattlesnake is creeping up on you.

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