Out Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park 3.7 miles
Return Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area 3.3 miles
Temps in the low 50's, overcast with a strong, steady wind.
First entry for 2018 - starting with 1946.5 miles hiked with 250 log entries for Texas and 1972.6 miles hiked with 256 log entries nation-wide.
Gray, gloomy day but still good for a hike at the park. Trails were dry and easy to traverse. There were some birds out but because of the strong winds, they tended to stay low in the scrub and trees. Besides the usual suspects, I saw a Verdin (photo attached), the first in a couple of years and in a part of the park I'd never encountered one before. Also saw a fairly large flock (25-30 birds) of Goldfinches hunting for seeds in the dried sunflower and thistle heads. A few white tail deer spotted rounded out the wildlife observed today.
Nothing else to report, so will close.
Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett park.
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