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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chachalaca

No, it’s not the latest dance craze or even a new kind of fancy beverage…

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…but another new lifer for me.

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Four of these chachalacas strolled into my camp then one by one jumped into what I think is a fig tree.

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Go ahead, say it out loud, chachalaca, chachlaca, chachalaca. That’s what they sound like.

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Sorry the photos are a bit fuzzy, I chose the best out of 25. I really need to learn to hold still while I’m excited about seeing wildlife. Plus my usual landscapes don’t move around so much.

17 comments:

Diane AZ said...

Awesome sighting! I've never seen a chachalaca, what a funny name. :)

Martha Z said...

That south Texas area is said to be a birder's paradise.

Barb said...

That sounds like some Salsa dance step! The bird seemed curious about you, too!

Phillip said...

Liked your photos of the moon.

Phillip

Regina said...

Amazing moon and this one!
Have a great day.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Another different bird. I have a real thick bird book but never saw this one. I will have to look again. What does the name of the bird mean?

Jenn Jilks said...

OMG I know what you're saying. When I take vids of my crazy cat I keep laughing!!!

Cheers from Ontario.

Bibi said...

What a cute bird! I like your new font, too.

Finally found some free time to write a bit.

Sally in WA said...

Cool bird. I've never noticed them before in my trips to the Valley.

helena.heliotrope said...

What an adorable bird! He's got awfully big feet, however...
Oh, I've been taking enough pictures to annoy all my traveling companions!
I hope everything is well in Texas, and with your rig!

helena.heliotrope said...

Oh, and I quite like your new banner! It's very pretty.

Elaine said...

This is a new bird for me too, and I had to check it out in my bird book. It only shows up in southern Texas, so no wonder I haven't seen it. Looks like they were just as interested in you as you were in them.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

These are wonderful!

B xx

Firefly said...

I know the feeling. I was at Birds of Eden near Plettenberg Bay over the weekend and most of my pictures are blurry. I think I need a faster camera though.

Ai KaiRui Liu said...

Visiting from My World Tuesday

following you, hope you'll follow me back..

my entry's here:
http://kc2009.blogspot.com/2011/03/escapar-una-isla-hermosa.html

Janie said...

Wow, another fascinating bird I've never seen or heard of. You're getting an eyeful down there.

Ed said...

...then one by one jumped into what I think is a fig tree.


I'm reasonably sure that is a loquat tree that it has jumped into rather than a fig.

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