Last week my daughter came to visit. We spent several hours birding up in Hansford County at Palo Duro Reservoir. We had a pretty successful outing and enjoyed each other’s companywhile walking and driving around the lake and the campground below the dam. The best sighting of the day was a group of 12 Black-Crowned Night-Herons in a stand of dead trees. I had seen BCNHs four or five times in the two years I’ve been birding; each time a single bird in a playa lake near Panhandle in Carson County and a single bird here at Palo Duro last time I was here. Seeing this many together was pretty cool and, as a bonus, there were juveniles in the group.