... and that's where we saw these guys!
|Snowy Egret and a White-Faced Ibis!|
Or as Mom said at the time, "Some kind of Egret and what in the $%#@ is that?!?!" She got a tad excited - it happened a lot that day. Remember, most of the birdies we saw are migrating, so they aren't ones we see too often. And many of those stick close to this salt-water refuge!
Here's another Egret:
Maggie and I think SNOWY Egrets are greater than that guy. I mean - SNOW! Right? No one asked us, though.
Speaking of great, here's a Great Blue Heron:
|Great Blue Heron|
That's not the best shot of a Great Blue Mom's ever taken, but she wanted us to post it because he was duking it out with this guy:
It was exciting!
Here is the long and short of it:
|Least Sandpiper and Greater Yellowlegs|
Ha roo woo roo. Get it? Long and short ... yeah, OK. Moving right along ...
In one of the marshes, Mom saw the Loch Ness
Just kidding! Don't leave!
|Double Crested Cormorant|
Apparently, Cormorants can be touchy.
Ooh! Quick! Look up!
|American White Pelicans|
More Pelicans! And here comes another Snowy Egret!
Well, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go. I hope he had a bag with him.
Here's either a young or a female Blackbird:
And here's an adult male:
Speaking of red ... we spotted this hawk quite a way off:
Back on the water, Mom saw a bunch of these duckies:
|And Northern Shovelers|
Just to remind you we're in Kansas:
One of the most exciting things Mom saw were scads - SCADS - of these guys:
She had only previously seen maybe one or two at a time, and those sightings have been rarities! We'll share more pix of them with you before this whole thing is over. For now, we're by a good stopping point, so we'll leave it here for the day. Right ... here.
|Let's stop here|
Right by Rattlesnake Creek.
|"Wait! Wait, come BACK! Mike?!? Cam!? MAGS?!?!"|
Please stay tuned for more birdies and more Kansas!
PS: We did not really leave Mom by Rattlesnake Creek, in case anyone was worried. Ha roo woo roo.