I miss 'my' Golden-cheeked Warblers! (someone actually thought their name was 'yellow faced wooblers, once) So now I shall devote a post to them. I'm having a difficult time with the reality that we're not going back to Hill Country this season to study these Federally Endangered birds. I never thought I'd miss it so much! We would either be driving there now or already there, so I'm pretty bummed about that. We spent the last three springs and summers there. There are soo many (really, a book should be written) excellent stories we've accumulated from the past three seasons that I'll always remember. I'm really hanging on to the fact that we might possibly be going to Mongolia for field work later this summer. If that actually happens (keep your fingers crossed that the grants go through, please) then I will feel a little bit better about the Texas thing. Nature Notes
Anyway, here's the GCWAs. Itty bitty warblers in really thick vegetation are pretty hard to get photos of. And I didn't take the camera into the field all that often for various reasons. These birds are all different birds, different ages, sexes, taken over a period of more or less 4 months. They require Ashe Juniper habitat and mixed oak areas. They nest in an extremely limited range, in southcentral Texas. I love these little guys!