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Backyard Birding in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas:
Surrounded by great birding destinations, our favorite patch is still the backyard (or the front), where we've seen more than 270 species of birds. Sit awhile, and watch the river and yard with us!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from the Arroyo Colorado

We may not have snowy Christmases in South Texas, but our holiday season brings its own joys. 
 Bougainvillea is at its most beautiful.

White-tailed Kites bask in the winter sun.

Green Jays stop by feeders to eat peanuts and citrus.

Monarch butterflies and colorful bougainvillea are as  bright as holiday ornaments. 

While we enjoy family and food and holiday traditions, we continue to marvel at the beauty around us.  

May your holidays be warm and wonderful!


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,such color! Thanks for starting my day on a colorful note.

KaHolly said...

Happy New Year, Kay!! Your pictures are gorgeous! I want to see a white-tailed kite!!

Moses said...

Merry Christmas to all man kind...peace to the world...my love goes out to the birds of the Christmas season. How special it will be to open 2012 birding season. Kay, you do such a wonderful job with this blog...it warms my soul. Thank you so much...happy new year

Suz said...

now somehow I had the idea that you were going to Skonskin for the day.....oh well...I don't think they got snow either
I love your bird photo love those green jays...and skikes?