Our first night was uneventful, with our first arriving at 5:44 am. Ooops, missed that one - alarm set for 5:45. Got him later when Gary drove another mile down this road to the second gate guarder, Len and Ann and their two dogs. They have been doing this for 3 years after his dad got him into it. They have actually done this gate before and love it. They are over a mile past us on that road above.
I was taking a shower, when Gary yells to me "Quick, a coyote! Wait, it's ears are too big. It's a Jack Rabbit!" They are as big as a cocker spaniel, and this one let me get pretty close before hopping away.
The Scissortail Flycatchers are mating and making a nest somewhere. They are pretty birds, and all over south Texas. Also recognized a Cactus Wren at the yard yesterday morning. Interesting call. Kind of a gulp, gulp, gulp. Made me look, and take a shot to identify him. My connection is really slow to upload pictures, so I omitted him.
Last night everyone got out, and tonight they are all gone, too. Yay, that means sleep till 5:45 am. Fracking will rearrange that, but we are going to try 3 eight hour shifts instead of two 12. I'll let you know how that goes.
Cha chinging again.