Our last full day at High Island was another fun filled birdie day…
I had a leisurely day at home while Jeff went to Boy Scout woods..I told him when I was done with my morning chores etc..I would meet him at the woods.
He would call me if there had been an influx of migrants over night.
Jeff said that Boy Scout woods was the same ..no new influx..
so I took my time…
This Gazebo is in the RV park we stayed at.
Doesn't it look like a yellow bird wearing a black jacket that doesn't fit well? Jeff and I went on our last guided walk of this visit with Sam Woods..if you haven't yet checked out his blog you should..He is an amazing birder and professional guide.
We saw this silly Reddish Egret…I love how it dances around crazily while fishing..
I found this interesting plant growing in the sand..any ideas of what this is???
Sickstas?We had excellent views of Wilsons Pharalope, Clapper rails, Sora,Wilsons,Semipalmated Plovers and many other shorebirds..
The Highlight of our day was when we went to Anahuac National Wildlife refugee with two new birding friends, Wilson and Barry..
We were hoping to see King and Yellow Rails..Barry, who had added over 100 birds to his life list on this Texas trip, was hoping to see the Purple Gallinule and the Rails.
We saw all three…
I have pictures of one…
Two life birds for us..
King and Yellow Rail..
What a great way to end our Birding Trip to Texas..
We had a great time..and will definitely come back again during Migration.
High Island Bird List
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Fulvous Whistling Duck
Little Blue Heron
Black-throated Green Warbler
Jeff and I are now in NC for a month visiting Sicksta and Ghetto Boy