Kicked off my 2016 bird season with a drive out to Lafitte’s Cove and 8 Mile Road area in Galveston, Texas. There were two other cars out on Sportsman Road with big lenses protruding from windows so I was not alone out there. I got to watch the Kestrel quite a bit. They hover faced into the wind much like White-tailed Kites and Terns. The Yellow-rumped Warblers are out in force all over the island, wintering. I saw a lot of Redheads as well.

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Blue-winged Teal

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Redhead

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Eastern Phoebe

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American Kestrel

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Red-tailed Hawk

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