|"Water and birdies EVERYWHERE!"|
"I see some mud I'd like to step in ..."
We got to get out there to advise Mom.
Looking way out on the water, we saw a group of Coots!
We spotted this Egret in the reeds; check out his footy-foot!
A lot of the Ibises did fly-overs. Mom was able to zero in on this one:
Speaking of fly-overs, check out this heron in front of the sunflower patch:
|Great Blue Heron|
Dad spotted this Snowy Egret out blowing bubbles in the water:
He did that for quite a while, then took off:
|Snowy Egret Ballet|
Mom snuck up on this White-Faced Ibis:
|White-Faced Ibis looking for lunch|
Mom was trying to take some shots of these American Avocets and a Black-Necked Stilt when a bunch of ducks crashed the party:
|Fly-over by Blue Winged Teals|
Nearby, there were two tiny Grebes. One took off, but Mom was able to get a few shots of this one:
|Pied Billed Grebe|
What an incredible day of birding! One more look at a Great Egret:
|Great Egret in take-off mode|
Now if someone would make our Mom stop singing "Egrets ... I saw a few ... but then again, not too few to mention ... " Yeah. OK.
On the way home, we stopped in a very nice little town. Here is a shot of Cam, Dad, and me checking out the ball fields:
|Cam, Dad, and me. Dad's the tall one.|
The town itself, Ellinwood, was very small town Kansas; Mom shot this out the window with her iPhone as we drove through:
Mom would have loved to do some exploring there, but seriously. It was time to go.
|"Another time, Mom. Hey, Cam. Are you buckled in and ready to roll?"|
|"I'm cool, Mags!"|
I need to ask Dad to bring an extra pair of sunglasses for me next time!
|"Do you want to switch off driving? I'm pretty sure I've got it figured out now."|
Dad said he was good to go, so I opted to nap.
I hope you enjoyed seeing all the extremely cool birds and beautiful scenery this week! (Back to normal tomorrow -- promise!) If you'd like to see more of the ten million shots, please visit our FlickR album at this link. And hey! Have a wonderful Sunday!