Happy Birthday to my friend Anne! In honor of your birth, I'm posting a bird that we've seen together, the Common Paraque. I hope that my readership is enjoying the "find the bird" puzzle that is this photograph. Common Paraque (say: pa-rah-key) live only in South Texas. They nest and sleep on the ground and like other Nighthawks and Nightjars, they're nocturnal. I found this one sleeping in its traditional spot at Estero Llano Grande State Park on 9/15/12.