Texas - November, 2019
Alan attended a biomechanics conference in San Antonio, Texas; Carol went sight-seeing and, after the conference, both went birding at various locations outside of the city.
Our downtown hotel was adjacent to the River Walk
Section of the River Walk
Riverside dining (lots of Tex-Mex!) in the evenings
An internationally-famous landmark - The Alamo - was just a block from our hotel
Historically, The Alamo was a much larger facility
The mission tour included several examples of Spanish colonial missions in and around San Antonio such as Mission San Juan
Mission church interior
Mission San José
Our birding included wetland areas...
...with Black-bellied Whistling Ducks...
...and Snowy Egrets
At other locations we found shorebirds such as this Willet...
...and lots of Laughing Gulls
Grapefruit at a feeder at one of the refuges was being enjoyed by a Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Tucked in the woods was a Curve-billed Trasher
An Olive Sparrow was feeding by the side of one of the trails
And, on a hydro pole alongside the road, a Crested Caracara