Wyoming 2018 travel blog

Amazing blossoms

adult Northern Jacana

Long-billed Dowitcher, breeding plumage


Date: April 18, 2018

Tonight’s Location: Corpus Christi Lake

Campground: Wilderness Lake RV

Mileage: End - 34080

Start - 33820

Total Miles for the day: 260

Weather: mostly cloudy

Temperature: start 67º

High 83º

Wildlife count:

Year List: 273

Birds: Northern Jacana

We didn’t leave this morning till 9am, with a desire to broom off the roof, and not get on it when it was wet. The Tepehuaje trees that surround our RV drop very tiny leaves, and lately, spent flower blossoms. There was not too much on the roof, as the wind blew yesterday, but the dining slide was covered, so I’m glad I got up there.

The ride was uneventful, and we arrived here around 12:10, got checked in and set up. There was no water, as work was being done on a line that included ours. John fixed a quick sandwich, while I was on the phone. We drove in to the South Texas Botanical Garden to find the Northern Jacana, a Mexican bird, that rarely comes across the border. There was a juvenile at Santa Ana three years ago that we got to see, but this bird was amazing – see photo! The area was a lovely wetland garden, down on s. Staples street in Corpus, along with a lot of botanicals.

Dinner was simple – broccoli, hotdogs and mac-cheese. We are pooped!

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