Images of Texas

In 2002, I first visited Big Bend National Park, and Guadeloupe Mountains National Park.

White-winged Dove

This is the first white-winged dove I've identified. I don't think they're in California.
Dusky-capped Flycatcher

We think this is a dusky-capped flycatcher. They're an accidental at Big Bend, so I'm not really sure.
Ladder-backed Woodpecker

This is a ladder-backed woodpecker.
Golden-fronted Woodpecker

The golden-fronted woodpecker is the only woodpecker with yellow and red.
Boquilas Canyon

The south side of this canyon is Mexico.
Prickly Pear Cactus

There was a lot of prickly pear cactus about.

This one is nasty, those spikes are tough. They'll penetrate deep if you fall on them, and they injure horses.

Yucca trees are fairly common.
A Riverbed

This, 50,000,000 years ago, was a riverbed.
Santa Elena Canyon

This canyon is on the western side of the park. The left side is the south, and is Mexico.
Santa Elena Canyon

Another look at the canyon.
Earless Lizard

This was the only lizard I saw at Big Bend.

These lands are bad.
Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Another look at a golden-fronted woodpecker.
Common Black Hawk

This was my first common black hawk. They're fairly common in Mexico, but are rarely seen in the United States.
Ash-throated Flycatcher

This ash-throated flycatcher sat about 8 feet away from me, and allowed me to take this picture.
Chisos Mountains

The Chisos Mountains are the heart of Big Bend National Park.
El Capitan

It seems everyone has an El Capitan... This one is in the Guadeloupe Mountains.

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