Water is very low and much of the bird population seems to have gone elsewhere. But we did see the regulars, including Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Great Blue Herons, Mourning Doves, Kingfishers, Black Vultures, Blue Wing Teals, and Red Wing Blackbirds. We saw only a few Coots and Moorhens – nowhere near the hundreds that are typical.
The highlights of the trip for me were:
There was a Northern Bobwhite male near the restroom parking area, but it moved into cover before I could raise my camera. I also added an Eastern Kingbird to my life list. And I saw a Swallow Tail Kite on the way home along State Road 50, but again was unable to get a photo. Something about me driving and photographing at the same time seems to make Lynn nervous.
It was a very pleasant trip — especially with Lynn along!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now, go make some photos!
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